This is my first diesel and I am absolutely amazed at the quick response in acceleration. I've only put 1600 miles on it but average 15 mpg around town and just over 17 hwy. The interior is absolutely great. Instruments are easy to read and with the steering wheel controls, don't have to look around to do most of the common things done while driving (cruise control, radio station, volume). The dash information center is great, mileage avgerage, distance to go before refill. The added feature of integrated brake control for trailering is fantastic. The 180 degree rear doors are really great when loading goods or people in the back seat. Diesel is very quiet. You can actually talk while driving.
Information center, integrated trailer braking, steering wheel controls, handling, smooth ride, appearance, very quiet motor.
I liked the old style cup holders instead of having to fold down the center arm rest in the bench seat model. Put some cloth between the seat back and seat cushion so that if you put items on the passenger seat, you don't have to fish them off the rear floor later. Stock 265 tires instead of 245.