OK, I confess: I did convince the dealership to put carpet, floor mats, and the SC wheels on my E. There, I said it. Notwithstanding, I really love this vehicle. With the 18s it corners better than my 2007 Camry SE (manual) did. I am really amazed. True, it is not the most aerodynamic vehicle on the road, but it'll pass. I love the versatility of cargo space usage. I can get a lot of stuff inside, like 6 foot trees, etc. It makes trips to home improvement stores a breeze. I like that it takes up less floor space in my garage too. It's odd that a vehicle with so much interior room is shorter than a Corolla. I enjoy my E.
Interior room, manual transmission option, small footprint, decent handling capability.
Sunroof in front, SC-style center console, better gas mileage, 5 passenger capacity.