Hi Everyone! I've combed your message boards for the past couple weeks and finally joined! I'm grateful for all of the information you've all provided so far. I'm left with a few questions that are left unanswered for the most part.
1. At 6'4", do you predict I'll have adequate headroom in an EX? I saw that you lose 1.9" with the moonroof. That has been quite significant in previous Japanese cars I've driven and less of an issue in German cars. I drive a 2010 Golf TDI now and the moonroof isn't an issue. There are some features on the EX that I really like, but I never use a moonroof and wish it was optional on the EX.
2. Is the cloth interior quality/finish identical in the LX and EX trims? I'm guessing it is.
3. Does anyone have any images of the LX dash? I've yet to see one except perhaps on some Australian site some time ago. I'm curious about which knobs are present and how it differs in other ways. I know the screen is only 5". I am a bit concerned about sound quality as others have mentioned since I have a nice HD stereo in my current vehicle. I'm not sure it's HD that makes the difference, but the sound is crisp and enjoyable at low volume which is my preference.
I'm leaning toward an EX-AWD in white with the gray interior. I have never owned an AWD or 4WD vehicle before, but for resale purposes, Denver drivers are convinced they need it if the car came with it as an option. (I've never needed AWD and have lived here for 30+ years).
Thanks for your input!