Jun 01, 2009
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $39,445

280-hp 3.5-liter V6 smooth and powerful. Good steering response and feel, super-comfortable leather seating, expansive trunk, very good visibility augmented with rearview camera. Nav system is simple and effective. Silent even on bumpy roads.


Ugly silver grille, complex arrangement of dash controls has a great look but needs to be memorized before hitting the road. Back seats hard to get out of, especially in tight parking spots. 18 mpg city marginal.


Verdict: Such a comfortable and usable package is to be expected from Honda, but there’s no excuse for the ghastly silver nose. At least astronomer Tycho Brahe and King of Jerusalem Baldwin IV had reasons for silver noses (a sword duel and leprosy). This is just a mistake.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
1.0 rating
Overall Experience
2.0 rating
Horsepower 280hp