Pros Style Comfort Engine
Cons Can't think of many
Summary Why does CNET rate cars. Go to the pros who know what they are talking about motor trend and car and driver. They bash great cars for there inability to play MP3's and such, get off it.
Pros NAV system, more horsepower, but the AWD is a big plus
Cons NAV system! You have to hammer it to make power! Heavy! Needs a bigger motor! Confused identity. Soundproofing, interior "feel" seems cheap-ish.
Summary The car is an improvement over the 04 model BUT FOR AN ADDITIONAL $8-11k (over the typical 04 deal)Acura could and should have done much more. Like stick a V-8 in there with some low-end power. The horsepower increase is nice but with the additional weight, there seemed to be no benefit in real world conditions. And you have to HAMMER this motor to make it accelerate, there's no sense of "effortlessness" about it. You shouldn't have to rev a car like this, it is out of character. AWD is a nice feature, software makes it unobtrusive while driving in the wet. Interior could be better, feels cheap in some areas. Nav system is overly complex although the traffic real time feature is very neat (at additional cost). The 2004 Nav system was easier to use.
Overall, the car's character is very confused. It can do many things well, but not as well as it should be able to do for the money. It is neither luxurious enough nor sporty enough to give it a personality. My money will probably go towards a new Cadillac.
Pros Maneuverability, comfortable seats, highest safety ratings, superb sound system combined with beautiful and well though out interior make this a car worth owing for the long run.
Cons Low mpg in hilly city driving. No macho roar from 0 to 40 mph - why do I care? Can't fit 3 comfortably in back. High tech stuff takes time to learn, but is helpful. No back up video. Tire noise.
Summary Next to Toyota (Lexus)Honda has best reliability rating (See Consumer Reports) In particular see their ratings on other luxury cars. Will upgrade tires when factory tires wear out. I would rate this car as somewhere between a 9 and a 10, but the rating wizard puts down a 9 - close enough.
"Great car!"on by lrennin
Pros Love the bluetooth
Cons Voice recognition not very good, upkeep more expesive than predecessor
Summary Really wonderful upgrade to the original RL. Fast,comfortable, quiet, almost every gadget conceivable and completely user friendly. Pretty good on gas but regular dealer maintenance significantly more expensive than predecessor RL.
Pros It is just perfect
Cons A little bit pricey if you can't affort it.
Summary So far, RL is the best I can see on the market. Just perfect with all the toys in this hot baby.