This vehicle has been a pleasant surprise. After 14k and two trips of at least 500 miles each way, I've been impressed with comfort, mileage (26+ W/ 87 Octane). Around town driving is 23+ w/ 87 octane. Storage space is great and the seating options provide a family w/ a 2 year old latch options for car seats in both 2nd and 3rd rows. Went w/ base model as it provided best value for money. Have had no major issues. Tire pressure monitor gave false reading (reset myself aftering checking) and oxygen sensor was replaced under warranty. Excellent experience. Surprised by quality and behavior of vehicle under load and spirited driving.
Gas mileage. Spacious interior. Gobs of space for storing Ipod, cell phone, etc... Seat support is great with base seats providing excellent lumbar and driving position. Quietest car I've owned (also have a 323 bimmer).
Cloth seat quality. Time will tell. Slip resistant cover on tailgate step.