We're new to Honda; wanting one due to having a dealer close by. Motor Week said it was the best SUV for the year. Averaging about 17 mpg mixed driving. Have got up to 25 mpg at times on expressway. On recent trip Mrs and I agreed we had less travel fatigue. I like the size while having a lower profile with a wide track. I have some tiny remorse about not considering (test-driving) the Touring model.
The XM button; the aux function; rear vents for AC; easy seat fold-down; feels solid; back-up camera; great comfort for my 6'4" height; nice hardware for securing loads. The all- weather floor mats.
Free-wheeling, 5 or 6 speeds = better MPG; offer a hybrid; make more EX-Ls with NAV available; Honda is trivial to charge extra for the wiring harness.