We purchased an '11 Touring on Oct 16. Primary reason was the van has the best seating and gas mileage of all vans on the market. We have 6 kids, so we needed 6 real seats. Dodge/Chrysler/VW only offer 7 passenger seating, Toyota claims 8 but it more like 7 1/2. We also needed 4 latch positions. All above mentioned makes only offer 3, while Honda offers 5. We use all 3 latch positions in the 2nd row. Very handy. We use one latch position in the 3rd row (in the center, utilizing the inside latch of each of the outboard seats). The 2 outboard 3rd row positions we have booster seats. All of this fits, so we were sold. This is our first Honda. We like the looks in and out. The handling is great.
1. Sporty/sleek appearance 2. Best 8 passenger seating of any van 3. (5) latch positions (more than any van) 4. Very quiet 5. Best gas mileage of any van 6. Dark interior offered-"truffle" 7. Handling is very crisp (VW like) 8. Interior design is attractive/functional 9. Hd-holds180cds+wallpaper photos.
1Speakers are needed in the 3rd row as standard equip.(only elite is std) 2Transmission should be able to be shifted manually 3Storage surfaces should be made of material to keep items from sliding (not hard plastic) 4Left driver footrest is too wide 5 Pricey-Spend more that we wanted 6Diesel Eng