I own/have owned various cars and this is the best commuter car in my experience. Very nice, comfy and easy ride for an 'economy' car. The EX has great head room and the seats are adequate - typical in Hondas. The ergonomic controls are excellent. And you can't beat the gas mileage.
Every interior knob, switch or dial has a soft, gummy rather than a clicky feel.
Better quality and durability in materials and workmanship. The airvents lost their frictional 'up/down' adjustment within a year. So did the warning signal for the headlights. Maybe this is what you'd expect to get in an 'economy'car...