Excellent Engineering; Mileage not so great
Not one issue in 28,000 miles. Rock solid engineering.
Great SUV overall, excellent engineering and reliability.
The main issue is mileage. Respectfully to Honda, our LX 4WD did not get anywhere near 16mpg around town as per the window sticker. More like 13/14 mpg.
Highway mileage was better, over a 1200 mile highway trip, we averaged 21.2 miles per gallon with four people and gear.
There is a big difference between highway and around town mileage.
If you are looking for a long-term SUV, for example you need to tow a boat now and then, it's a great choice.
We just regretfully traded ours in; I'll miss it. We were putting a tank of gas in a week for around town. If gas gets up to $5.50 a gallon, that'll be $100 a week.
I did keep the tires aired up and maintenance very up to date, if anyone thinks the mileage difference was tire or maintenance related.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2012