Sep 01, 2008
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $21,444
Likes

Laundry list of options found on much more expensive cars: XM radio, navigation, heated leather seats, sunroof, one-touch driver’s power widow and sunroof. 1.8-liter V-TEC delivers adequate 140 hp, 5-speed auto, cruise, a/c, ABS, and delivered 36 mpg highway, as advertised. Simple controls, 3 sets of airbags, back seat OK for adults, big trunk.

Dislikes

Having to individually unlock doors to let passengers out. Intrusive road noise at highway speeds. No analog speedo.

Verdict

Basic unit of transportation now loaded with extras. Not as much of a bargain as the Accord – for only $7,500 more, you get a 3.5-liter, full-size car that still does 29 mpg highway.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
EPA Mileage 36mpg