I just bought a Ltd AWD. I'm very happy with the car. I've not noticed any of the poor braking distances that consumer reports mentions, but I'm not a tailgater either. I am getting about 20mpg on average. I think this is a lot of car for the money. The features, design and comfort are all very high for the money. The next tier choice up in pricing for a crossover just doesn't offer that much more to justify the pricing. This is a lot of car for the money and is solidly built and well designed. You can feel the shifting though when you step on the gas on the highway to pass. Pickup is fine for me, but if you are really into power, the weight is pushing the need for a V8 - but still good.
The Vista sunroof, blindspot mirrors and upgraded audio system. Great back support on the seats.
Make the shifting smoother and upgrade the "flash" of the center console.