If you like the handling of German cars but not the frequent repairs and upsized price, this may be the car for you.
The ride is comfortable but definitely firmer relative to Accord, Camry, etc.
My most recent cars were Audi A4, BMW 328 and VW Passat.
This car is larger than the first two and gets better mileage than all of them...for thousands less.
I checked for road noise at highway speeds based on many reviews and also, rough downshifts.
I have not personally experienced issues with either.
Beautiful styling, Bose stereo, blind spot monitoring and Pandora built in.
Vehicle sits low to the ground, getting in and out isn't super easy.
It could use additional horsepower.
You got the touring with tech? Best value imho with the nav and dual climate but the Bose sound is worth the upgrade alone. I agree the ride is quite smooth and I don't get the comments about the rough transmission at all I barely feel it most professional reviews give it high marks.
The 19in wheels dramatically make the car's look. Such a nice car good luck with it.