Compared this and being a loyal Honda fan (we have 3) I defected. The crash test rating, mileage, and this car will be my work car until I retire had a huge impact on my decision. This car rides better than the reviews and the room is the same as my first Accord ('86). Great sound system and hindsight tells me to add the alloy wheels. But this is a commuter car. I will say the review from the person rolling the vehicle was very huge in my decision. Great value!
The ride, space, mileage. stereo, are very good. Space is better when you lower the seat. Nothing fancy, but an attractive, safe, solid value.
2.0 S--just add the alloy wheels. Hindsight tells me I should have asked for these, but we'll see. Retractable mirrors would be good too.