I am now looking for a barrier for our dog and just found out how much Acura has been cutting corners. It is a shame that they didn't keep the ability to protect our pets. Doesn't it seam logical that one reason to by an SUV is for putting a large dog in the back from time to time. My understanding is that the law is changing in Alberta to require that all pets are restrained in some fashion. With Acura cheeping out the restraint method is not going to be as good.
Aside from a pet, on long trips I would have preferred to have a net for the back so that I could protect my head from flying objects from behind. Can't do that either unless I pack very specific stacking.
Big failure on engineering in my thinking. Perhaps the accountants are starting to run things at Acura which means they will go the way of the old Ford, GM, and Chrysler.