Picked up our 2019 EX in White last Saturday. We sold our 2018 CRV private party to make room for the addition. If i could sum up the last 600 miles we have put on it in 4- 5 days it would be:
I LOVE this vehicle!!!
Engine: Perfectly sufficient in my views for passing slower vehicles etc. Seems to work well with the 9 speed tranny that i was hesitant about. Also returning an average of 25 mpg over 600 miles albeit most of this was in excess of 70 mph highway driving.
Transmission: I was a little hesitant here as i test drove an EX-L a couple months ago and tranny seemed laggy on kickdown. I have not experienced any of that with our vehicle. If it maintains its current operation i will be very pleased.
Interior: We got the EX so i could reclaim the additional 2" of headspace that wouldve been devoured by the sunroof. I miss the leather but loving the cavernous interior. Cloth seats are comfy and armrests are welcome addition over 2018 CRV. Feels like we are driving in our living room. Some creature comforts such as power lift gate and homelink garage opener not on it but small price to pay to delete that sunroof for me.
Exterior: I personally love the way it looks in white. Plan on getting ceramic tint and buying some factory 19" that the Elites come with. Should look like a StormTrooper when done.
Range: Very pleased with Range before having to refill. The CRV felt like it had a smallish range and constantly filling it up. This thing is much nicer.
Upgrades Purchased waiting to deliver:
Heated Steering Wheel
Bodyside Protective Molding
Ceramic Tint (sold on the reduction in heat transfer)
19'' Elite Wheels
Michelin X Ice on factory 18's
Costco RoadWire Leather upgrade (TBD depending on how much fuss wife makes)
Hyannis Extended Warranty
I hope I continue to be as impressed with this vehicle as i currently am. I picked it up from the dealership with only 6 miles on the odometer, they said it was only on the lot for a week or two. It would be great if some of the bugs were worked out of the 19's. I feel like I got a great deal at $30,699 before sales tax at .9% financing. A lot of good information on this forum made it possible.
For some reason i have trouble posting pics on here, but here is picture of it in my garage from CRV sister forum.