We purchased this vehicle to replace our 2004 Ford Explorer. We looked at the Toyota Highlander and Mazda CX-9. Our criteria was 4WD, third row seat, class 3 trailer hitch, good resale value, quality and gas mileage at least in the low 20's. As soon as I sat in the Honda I felt right at home. The controls, storage spaces, seats, everything just felt better. We've driven it on one trip and have put about 1.5K mile on it. The gas mileage is as advertised. No regrets.
Storage spaces, ride, separate glass/tailgate opening, function of the sliding rear seats, outside thermometer (key for snow driving), cargo anchors, split 3rd row seats, optional dividers for the cargo area below the back floor, integrate stereo controls and overall functionality.
1) Keyless entry (had it on the Explorer and used it all the time when going on bike rides, runs, skiing/boarding etc.) 2) Move the control for the trip computer somewhere more accessible when driving.