Reliable like a tank, comfortable driver's car on long trips. Style inside and out is superb. Gas pedal is a little too close to the transmission well on the AWD model I own for my foot to be 100% comfortable. Surprisingly strong in inclement weather even w/more performance oriented tires. Gets a lot of looks from other drivers. The leather used in the car feels like a baby's skin - it's wonderful!
Superior fit and finish, style, style, style. Actually a great value for a luxury auto.
Larger back seat, improved fuel economy, improved ride, improved maneuverablity.