If I otherwise loved the car, and only needed it for occasional towing up to 1/2 ton. I would not let the lack of a tow rating stop me from purchase. Honda Australia rates it for 1100 lbs unbraked. You can be assured at least a couple of reputable companies will supply hitches for it over here. I have put hitches on a number of compact cars over the years not rated for towing that have gone in for service or repairs with no hassle . Barring a catastrophic driveline failure, you are not going to have a warranty problem. That won't happen unless you do something not so smart or Honda builds far weaker cars than I thought. If I buy one of these or a Mazda 3 or CX-3, it will get a hitch.
I wonder if the warranty expressly states it will be invalid if the car is used for towing. Can an owner help us out on that?
Last edited by Okhick; 06-05-2015 at 08:36 AM.