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Pros: Navigation System
Cons: Gas Mileage
Advice: Don't expect great gas mileage.While the Accord Hybrid is a wonderful ride, I've been heavily disappointed by its mileage. Currently, we get no more than 18 MPG on city streets and no more than 20 MPG on the highway. It is no more efficient than our old 1991 Nissan Stanza. However, the features in the car are that of luxury car. The voice activated Navigation System also controls radio and temperature settings. The 8 cupholders, built-in XM radio, and in-dash 6 CD changer are great amenities. The car also has a sleek look and drives like a sports car. Great car, but if I had known the mileage would be so poor, I would not spent the extra money and instead gotten the regular 2005 Accord.
Pros: Strong engine.
Cons: Too big and rigid.
Advice: Test drive the Accord first.. Then test drive the Scion tC last. ; )I was so not impressed. I've heard good things about the Honda, so before deciding on the Scion tC I took the Accord for a test drive. Let me just say, the car handles nicely. Ok, that said, it is simply too big and rigid. The leather is stretched far too tight - not comfortable - and they've made the Accord so large at this point, I feel like I'm driving my grandmother's car. Now if that's what you like, you'll probably enjoy the car. For me the Scion tC was the winner. Hands down.
Pros: 4 wheel ABS and side airbags
Cons: Moonroof opening
Advice: Its a mid luxury car with lots of safety and performance aspects in to it.Really good replacement for my previous VW PASSAT