This car is an excellent value with style and comfort. We chose it over the Honda Fit and other 4 door hatch models. There has been too much criticism about the lack of power and ride comfort. While a few more HP would be welcome, this car's performance is well beyond adequate with a ride we believe to be comfortable. If considering one, take it for a ride rater than relying on what we believe was a lazy review by Consumer Reports. CR seemed to mail in a review of a 2004 model.
The car is just solid in all areas. Style, comfort, economy and performance. Edmunds rated it as one of its lowest true cost to own vehicles for it's class. This involved insurance cost, fuel economy, maintenance, and resale value...
Make floor mats standard. Come-on now, all cars should come standard with floor mats! Does Toyota or Honda really need the extra $15 it costs to produce them?