1. Brake Hold
2. Adaptive Cruise Control
3. Turbo torque around town
4. Capless gas tank
5. Single screen > Dual
Gripes (coping so I don't upgrade yet)
1. Don't want Honda sensing (don't trust it yet, don't want to signal to change lanes on an empty highway/dodge potholes)
2. Styling is inferior to 9th Gen
3. Turbo is less reliable long term
4. iPad Center Stack is ugly
5. Less rear seat headroom with coupe fastback
1. Adaptive Cruise Control- my '16 Odyssey did not have this, and I really felt like I was missing out when I'd drive my husband's '16 Sport. It was nice to get into a car with it and I've had a great time using it. We have a lot of traffic on i95 here in Northern Virginia and it really comes in handy.
2. Interior Styling- everything from the seats to the dash and even the screen in it. I feel that the interior of the car has a very expensive look and feel to it. I've never driven what I would consider a luxury car, but as far as the Hondas we've owned, this certainly has the most modern and high-end feel in my opinion. Even down to the way the buttons push feels like quality (IMO). Oh, I'm loving the electronic gear shifter in mine. I know they don't all have it but it's actually one reason I wanted the 2.0 instead of the 1.5 Touring. It just felt like a high end upgrade, even though I know some WANT the regular shifter or it makes no difference to them.
3. MPG- The MPG has been a nice change from the van. I don't do a lot of long-distance or highway driving. Mine is almost always within a few miles of home on 35 or 45 MPH roads, that often have traffic of sorts. Although I wasn't putting gas in the van a lot because I drove so little, those gallons were being eaten up by the low MPG I was getting.
4. Heated Rear Seats and ventilated front seats- I have a 9 year old and a 4 year old, and the 9 year old is loving a rear heated seat right now in these cold months. That's not such a big deal to some but it's brand new to us so exciting. Same with the ventilated front seats. My parents have a '12 Traverse LTZ and have had ventilated front seats since then, and when we'd go visit them over the summer and I got to experience it, it was a nice feature to have. Can't wait to use ours when we go to the beach this summer.
5. The App setup- so far the system has been very easy to operate. With all of the new features I thought it would take a long time to get used to. But, the setup is very user-friendly.
Gripes (and for some, if not all of these, I'm grasping at straws and being nit-picky because so far I really don't have any. Not to say that won't change, but with only 840 miles on mine, I have more to learn)
1. No standard heated steering wheel, because I'm not crazy about where the button would go if I had it installed. This didn't really bother me until I learned that in Canada, it does comes standard it looks like in certain trims (I have the Touring 2.0 which it would come in), and I believe the button for it is in that empty "button" that's already there on the steering wheel, and not in that space on the bottom of the wheel (I think that makes sense). So, I guess you could say I'm jealous because in Northern Virginia, it gets pretty cold where I've found myself thinking it would be nice. Of course, if we move back to Hawaii or even back down to NC, that might not even be a factor for me anymore.
2. No power-folding mirrors. Again, this is me reaching for straws. It would be a nice feature. We came from living in Hawaii, and so many of the parking spaces are so narrow, it was a must there to fold your mirrors in, manual or power. Living here, especially when going into the city, the spaces are often tight and in garages, and it would again be something nice to have. They do fold, however, so we can just do it manually like we always have.
3. More adjustment on the passenger seat? Being able to adjust the height of the passenger seat would be nice. I'm pretty short (5'2") and being able to adjust it up would be great sometimes.
4. The turning radius on it. I was surprised by how well the Odyssey would take sharp turns or do u-turns. This car is inferior to it. I'm getting used to it, but the Odyssey was almost easier for me to park because it turned on a dime.
5. I have to agree with the no wireless CarPlay. I love using CarPlay, but I'm forever forgetting my phone in the car because I plug it into the center console and it's out of sight-out of mind. Eventually I won't forget it anymore, but for now it's a gripe.
I really did have to reach for things to be unhappy with because overall, I'm so in love with this car. I know it won't always be perfect and as I get more miles on it I'll probably find more things that could be better. But, for now, it's my favorite car I've had to date.