I have taken my Mazda on several road trips down to North Carolina. (four hours away) The ride has always been smooth and comfortable. The vehicle does not shimmy, shake, overheat or show any signs of unreliability. I always feel safe in my car. Never once has it taken more than one tank of gas to complete the trip.
The double center compartment is my favorite. I can place things of higher importance in the top compartment in case I need to get to them quickly. The center compartment on top of the dash is nice too when I need to get to something quickly and don't want to fumble around in a purse while driving.
The only thing I can think of is maybe adding the option of raising the driver's seat higher. I am six feet tall and I think it would help make the ride more comfortable for taller drivers going long distances.