This is a great alternative to the others in its class. Awesome looks, great handling & it is pretty quiet. The ride is very good on the expressway, but around town on less than average roads, it tends to buck a bit. The hatch offers more space than the sedan. But IMO, the taillights are the biggest let down VS. the sedans. The CVT is for the people who want mileage over performance. You can play with the paddle shifters & NEVER have to worry about over-revving the engine. It still steps out nicely, but you won't win any drag races off the line. My mileage has been for the highway doing 70-80: 29.3 mpg & keeping a solid 55 MPH pace I get usually over 35. Around town I normally get about 25
The front end. The 2.4 engine. Having the bluetooth integrated into the radio is great. The RF 710W stereo is really nice. My 2008 Lancer GTS was flawless for almost 50K miles. Very reliable cars! SKIP THE NAVI OPTION! Maps are outdated & was terrible to operate! Garmins are WAY better & cheaper!
Telescopic wheel! More interior lights! If you get the sunroof, your rear passengers do not get any light! The trunk light is very small. Back-lit buttons everywhere, not just the drivers window switch! Higher quality interior pieces! More sound proofing. Sliding center counsel for added arm comfort