This is an excellent car for the money and shows just how far the economy game has advanced. It is not a sporty car to drive nor is it a smooth luxury ride but it does exactly what it is meant to do and that is to be an excellent commuter car. It is spacious, comfortable, cheap to buy, has features like XM and heated seats that are wonderful on the commute, and gets solid gas mileage. The interior and exterior styling are excellent. Reliability is something that is still tough to determine. Through 25,000 miles it has been good mechanically but there was an issue with a sunroof leak. Overall it has been a good choice and made a lot more sense than spending more on a Civic that had less stuff
The front seats are excellent, the back seat room is impressive for a car this size, the styling is good, the trunk space is good, the feature content is high, and the price is right. Mileage has been good and will hit the high 30s on road trips.
The steering is only so/so. The interior air vents are positioned very low so that the steering wheel really blocks off your AC. The engine noise is not as good as the noise from a Honda four.