It feels normal to me, meaning what I am used to. I had a '04 Mazda 3 and 90's Honda Accord, which are considered very good for comparison and I feel no difference. I do mention it was a 90's accord because in the 2000's Honda switched to a very sensitive pedal. My mom's '03 Accord and my wife's '12 Odyssey has very touchy brakes. However, my wife's old '02 Forester felt a lot like our old '00 Windstar, which means a lot of travel before engaging.