Because of reliability issues, I traded a 2000 VW Jetta for this car and have gotten more horsepower, more fuel economy, and next to no maintenance/reliability hassles. It has the look of an expensive infinity or Lexus sports cars. However, despite how the scion brand encourages owners to customize, there is no choice in interior colors and leather upgrades are very limited to seating only. There is lots of road noise and the ride is very firm, but considering this is probably how most sports cars ride I suppose it adds to the feel.
panoramic sunroof, interior styling and lighting, lots of room for being a sports car. nice handling, cornering, acceleration.
Even better gas mileage. lumbar supported seats. more metal interior parts as opposed to painted plastic. Less road noise/rumbling so it's possible to hear your music a little clearer.