Aug 26, 2013
Reviewed By Jeff Stites
Price as Tested $36,405: 2.4-liter 201-hp DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC 4-cylinder, 5-speed auto with Sequential Sportshift, Tech Package
Likes

I found the size just right for a sporty little wagon to get around town. Good looks, both inside and out. Manueverability was easy with no worries of bumping into anything on narrow streets, and also no worries pulling into one of the ever-narrowing modern parking lot spaces. The Tech option includes the 10-speaker ELS surround sound system which provided excellent audio entertainment.

Dislikes

The only issue I experienced is with the electric steering, which was a bit sensitive for my liking at moderate to freeway speeds.

Verdict

A comfortable sport wagon with just the right amount of extras for the money. Exterior styling is appealing enough that I’d be happy with this parked in my driveway. Decent gas mileage, and enough rear cargo storage for my weekend honey-do lists.

Fun to Drive
3.5 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.5 rating
Stats
Horsepower 201 @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 170 @ 4,300 rpm
EPA Mileage 22city/30hwy

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