I purchased the 2.0 lt automatic with CVT and had similar complaints when driving a slow speeds.
The transmission does seem to kick when decelerating and re-accelerating around 10-15 MPH.
Also, I have less than 10k on it and occasionally have a hesitation when trying to start it up.
Cold days around 30-40 degrees seem worst and when parked on any type of hill...
The stereo is awesome for the money and the aux input is great to have.
Would have appreciated another power outlet but one is alright.
Rear suspension is beginning to squeak.
The controls for temp are cheap don't always seem to get in the right spot for the setting.
For the money, not a bad SUV but feels cheap.
AUX stereo input
Spare in the trunk
Lighted cup holders
Shelf in the dash
On 2L Sport:
More smooth transmission
Better cold weather start-ups
More solid front seats
Less road noise
Padded/softer door side arm rests
More solid/quality powertrain and suspension