Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, though the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a good bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo with a four-cylinder engine or a better V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Honda Z50 Photo Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Honda Z50 Photo also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from along the way.
The 2020 Honda Z50 Photo is really as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Honda Z50 Photo is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Honda Z50 Photo Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features on the upper trim levels could be included with the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL speakers coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Honda Z50 Photo stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to produce most people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good but not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the front and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Honda Z50 Photo includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat will not need to be scooted entirely forward.