Not what we expected from Honda
Side airbags failed to deploy in a side impact accident.
This is my son's car. He purchased this to learn to drive with. The car, while advertised as a 4WD, is actually FWD with AWD capabilities. Per the dealer is approx. 85% FWD.
The car is very noisy and underpowered. We live in a very hilly area, and if going 65 with the cruise control on, the car will downshift to 3rd while going up hills. Engine seems peppy and rev's freely, but bogs down easily when the hills appear.
Car is rated 20 city/ 26 highway. On the most recent trip, we averaged less than 22 mpg. As a comparison, my wife's Magnum R/T AWD with the Hemi gets better mileage.
Car is fairly roomy for it's size, seats are OK for short trips, would not want to go cross country in it. Seats fold easily and there is ample room in the back. Visibility is par for cars made with the thick pillars.
Headlights are not very bright by today's standard. For the price of the car, foglights should be standard ($500 option).
My son discovered the hard way ($$) that he really does not like this car. As soon as we get the collision damage fixed, he will be trading it for a RWD car, possibly like his mother's or maybe a Charger.
Gas mileage is not everything. Being comfortable behind the wheel is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2010