Per the article, heated front seats are standard. No mention of heated steering wheel or rear seats, although they might come with one of the option packages. Compared to a Volt, for $95 more ($80 MSRP + $15 dest.) you lose 6 miles AER but gain a fifth seat and Honda's reputation for reliability, which I'm sure many people will consider an acceptable trade. OTOH, it still suffers in the looks department, and it's a sedan rather than a hatchback which decreases its utility/flexibility a bit.
I haven't found a full test drive from any of the auto mags yet, but here's a short review from ABG comparing the EV and PHEV from back in June. They do say that the trunk provides usable space without any battery hump, but no dimensions or photos.
My opinion, as long as you can put up with the looks and (probably) the less sporty handling (it's a considerably heavier car), for the average buyer this one will win out over the Volt.
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Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.