I feel like I've discovered one of the best kept secrets of the automotive world in the Kia Sportage EX. I bought this vehicle in 2WD with the luxury package and couldn't be happier with it. OK, it could use a little more horsepower, but what it has is certainly adequate. What has really surprised me, though, is the overall fit and finish of the vehicle. I own three Honda Accords and the Kia is right up there with the Hondas. The Kia is well laid out; driver and passenger ergonomics are excellent; driving position is very comfortable; and the vehicle is plenty roomy on the inside, while relatively small on the outside. I like this more than the 2001 Pathfinder I owned for one year.
Fit and finish; comfort; user friendly controls; and interior design.
Thirty additional horsepower which could, somehow, be retrofitted to my vehicle. ;)