The instruments are simple and straightforward. Almost everything else seems to be where it should be, and there are no less than 21 storage nooks spread through the cabin. Tight turning radius is great for city driving or parking maneuvers. The rear glass opens on its own, separately from the tailgate, which is good. I bought a brand new one which cost less than a salvaged one! Driver's sun-visor clip broke - bought a replacement on eBay.
Vehicle Stability Assist, standard on all models, uses sensors at each wheel and the anti-lock brake system to modulate the electronic throttle and apply brake force to individual wheels as needed to maintain traction and avoid skids on slippery pavement and in tight turns. The tray between front seats folds down for easy access to the rear seat. Sun-visors are very stiff to remove from their clips, when you wish to put them sideways. The four-cylinder engine isn't as smooth as a V6, however, and because it revs higher it sometimes seems like it's working harder. Both headlight globes blew, only 3 weeks apart.
Its interior is roomy and stuffed with convenience features. If the front wheels start slipping, the rear wheels kick in to help. You need to be gentle, or you risk breaking the clips. Thankfully, it has slowly loosened up over time, making it a little less likely to break again. You can put lots of stuff in it and the back seats are quite comfortable. Put your foot to the floor and acceleration comes on quickly, important when passing on two-lane roads.
Model year 2006 Year of manufacture 2006 First year of ownership 2014 Most recent year of ownership 2015 Engine and transmission 2. It's good to know how regularly the vehicle has been maintained. It earned five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for front and side impacts, the highest ratings possible. Those figures are lower than last year's ratings due to changes in the testing procedure used by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The five-speed automatic is fairly responsive and helps keep the four-cylinder engine in the right rev range for power or fuel economy. Transmission was quite stiff to change gears with, when first purchased. A history report may show some previously reported problems such as accidents, flood damage or rolled back odometer.
Both front seats have armrests. Although the engine generates the same power as last year, the new testing procedure results in a lower number. Left-tail light was cracked on purchase, allowing water to seep in. Pros: Fuel economy, car-like handling, crash test scores, practical spacious interior, cargo space, liftgate window opens separately, tight turning radius, resale value. Its four-cylinder engine generates 156 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque. Getting in and out is quick and easy and doesn't require climbing or stooping.
This means that you can drive for 303 miles or 487 kilometers on one full 15. The interior is pretty good in my opinion, ascetically pleasing to myself, although I question why Honda went with orange interior back lighting on the instruments. I have also taken it through a lake where the water was up to the headlights and the only problem it had was the clutch and brakes got a bit wet afterward. Torque, that force that propels you away from intersections and up hills, peaks at just 3600 rpm and remains strong over a broad swath of the engine's range. Faults: The only thing that has so far gone wrong with the car is that the sun visors often won't stay up.
It looks like a grab handle until you spot the icon in the grip. And it's roomy, with generous headroom and leg room up front. It's maneuverable in tight parking lots, thanks to its tight turning radius 33. Change transmission fluid in recommended intervals using original Honda transmission fluid. The moonroof reduces headroom by nearly two inches, however, and taller drivers will notice.
It simply ticks every box for me! I've tackled several rough and muddy roads without any problems, however I wouldn't recommend taking it into muddy terrain. Replacing the transmission fluid at a service fixed the problem straight away! Cruise control is standard, as is an adjustable steering column. Still needs a few scratches attended to, but overall, she scrubs up pretty well for a 9 year old car, so not a major hassle! The rear bench is neither too soft nor too hard, and all three rear positions have three-point belts and head restraints. Noise coming from the rear end at slow turns could be caused by deteriorated rear differential fluid; have it checked. In my opinion it has excellent power, although it can be a little sluggish going up hill; a simple fix by shifting into 4th, or 3rd.