Acceleration, transmission, handling, fit and finish, controls, front-seat comfort.
Rear visibility, snug interior, cargo space.
The EX is essentially a G wagon, with similar agile handling and a steady, taut ride. The engine is powerful, making the EX quick. This small pseudo-SUV is very cramped inside. The rear seat is tight, and the cargo area is tiny. Styling has somewhat compromised rear visibility. The interior is nicely finished, and although the controls are daunting at first, they're logical enough. The optional lane-departure system works with the electronic stability control system to keep the vehicle on course. For 2013, the 3.5-liter V6 engine has been replaced by a 3.7-liter V6.