For a long distance highway commuter, .. I think my car is hard to beat. Especially if you like a little bit of "sporty" performance now and again. With 91 octane in the tank it really comes alive,... and you realize if you were going to drive it hard on a regular basis (I won't) you'd want softer tires and a stiffer suspension. Honda has significantly under-rated the hp/tq (as has been shown on independent dynos). Also, the seats/interior have proven to be comfortable and fairly quiet,definitely less fatigue on long drives compared to my gen 9 civic, and the EX infotainment works well and helps to pass the time ... (voice text with apple car play and sirius xm, siri integration) -- I plan to eventually install a trailer hitch for a lightweight (less than 1500 lb) trailer. This weighed heavily on my manual transmission choice as I'm just not sure how a hybrid or CVT tranny would hold up while towing. If my driving was mostly in dense urban, ... then the clutch could get a little monotonous. Also, I recently got to drive Toyota's Dynamic radar cruise .. I was impressed. It would be a bigger factor to consider in a heavy city commute.