Now my lovely Honda automatic on the other hand quickly slips down a gear or two when I give a light push. Smoothly, quietly, just nice. Funny how my experience also mirrors what most reviewers say regarding the Honda automatic.
And in fact, Honda's V-6 has much much more lauded in terms of refinement and even performance. Almost any review regarding any of the various J-Series mentions the pleasing smoothness. "As smooth and quiet as an electric motor" said MotorTrend. Or C&D has said great things about it as well:
"The sonorous and smooth 3.5-liter V-6 ..."
"the power of that superb V-6"
"If anyone got the passion message loud and clear, it was the powertrain team."
Oh yeah, the Honda engine just LAGS in refinement and build quality, plus engineering. That's why you see sooo much praise heaped on the Honda J-Series. Oh wait ...
P.S. I'd like to see some proof of all this superiority.