We bought our Kia as an alternative to a minivan and could not be happier. It's plenty large for a family of 5 comfortably. If you try to open the rear door in your garage you might find it a bit interesting. Living in the mid-west, winters get cold and the wiper defroster is awesome. Spring for the 4WD if in snow climates. Engine has lots of torque and even with enhancement features you might find yourself gripping the wheel with all your might.
Sporty transmission, engine power, the sound the doors make when you close them, visibility, and RWD performance. Plethora of air bags.
Rear window leaked once while raining. Softer seats. Reclining rear seats. Rear DVD integration. More rear lumbar support.