I had a 2003 Honda Accord EX, but for the deal I got, it was worth it to tradeup. I am very happy with the Hybrid. While I just got it, milage is still better than previous Honda. It should improve substantially as I increase it's use.
Electruc power steering is very good. Handles and rides quite well. It every bit as powerful as previous Honda
The lack of a real spare tire is worrisome. It only has equipment to fix a flat tire due to nail or similar problem. Nothing for a blowout.