4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Options on test vehicle
Technology, Entertainment Package
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
300 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
275 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Engine sounds rough at high rpm ? not very Honda-like. Also lacks punch down low ? very Honda-like. Brake torque launch doesn't help accel.
Obvious fade after four runs despite consistent pedal feel.
0.82g for a 3-row SUV is outstanding. Balance tends toward understeer (duh). Better than some many large cars. SH-AWD works its magic in the slalom by transferring torque in intuitive, easily controlled bursts during transitions. It's obvious what's going on and it's obviously working right.