Honda built a vehicle that meets 95% of a truck owner's needs. We've received quite a bit of snow this year in Chicago, and the truck has handled it amazingly. My family feels very safe and comfortable in this truck. As for rearward visibility, buy a couple of $2 1.5" convex mirrors for the exterior mirros - helps a lot. The vehicle is extremely versatile - can haul 1500 lbs of rock during the day and take 5 adults out for the evening. Tows pretty well for occassional use. Gas mileage is as expected given the stance/aerodynamics. Corners pretty well given its size/height. Great summertime vehicle too (all windows go down all the way, and with sunroof/rear window almost convertible like).
Quiet engine, harsh climate handling capabilities (heated exterior mirrors, seats, heated windshield area near the wippers) really keep you going safely in the snow/ice, seemless operating AWD, in-bed trunk (of course), interior color (beige), quiet & confident ride, safety features
Windshield wipers don't always follow their setting-they speed-up/slow-down sporadically, seat-belt minder is terribly annoying (should only kick-in above 10-15mph, not 3-4mph), external keyless entry (key pad to lock/unlock doors), a bit more torque for less downshifting (maybe the 3.7L V-6).
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