I've only had my 2018 silver EX-L for 3 weeks but I'm loving it! The leather seats make a huge difference and is worth the splurge, especially if you're going to have the car longterm like me. It drives very well (although I wish I had Honda sensing), is very spacious, and is a great looking car. Gas isn't as good as advertised...but I live in the city and drive in mostly traffic, so I probably get 30-32 MPG, not 40. Overall, recommended. You can't go wrong with Honda
For the money, it is hard to beat a Honda for build quality. For 20k, I have Honda Sensing, Android Auto, sunroof, great climate control, great gas mileage, and some good power. I looked at Kias, which should be the cheap cars, and it would have cost more to get the options I wanted. And this will hold its value much better. My mpg is right around 30, even with it being winter, me warming my car up in the mornings, and me goofing around with it in these first thousand miles. I expect that will go up and I will see the EPA estimated mileage by summer.