This is perfect for empty-nesters for parents with very young kids who don't yet need 3rd row seating, carrying soccer teams, etc... My wife and two 6ft teenage sons love it. I wanted to get my wife her first car versus SUV or mini van in about 15 years. It feels much bigger and more substantial than an Accord sedan. Very wide and log but in a good way. Not cheap or flimsy. Better ride, acceleration and performance than our old Pilot. Also less expensive than new Pilot. Especially when coming from an SUV or mini van, you MUST get the back-up camera (which is excellent even when snowing at night) or at least the dealer-installed back-up sensors. If you are leasing, the factory nav is better.
Over-all ride, performance, and handling. This car has charisma and besides the very poor rearward visibility, is very confidence inspiring. Feels extremely solid. Much better feel over-all and deeper storage area behind rear seats than Venza. A very comfortable highway cruiser.
Since rear visibility is so bad, Honda should offer the rear camera as standard in the EX-L like Chevy does or at least back-up sensors. You should not be forced to buy Nav just to get the camera.