I just purchased this car 3 days ago so perhaps I am a little biased but I really think it's quite wonderful. We had tested the HHR, Mariner, Freestyle, LaCrosse, Vibe, and Caliber (I know I have tastes all over the place). This was by far my favorite for a number of reasons. 1. Love the look - sleek yet boxy, really stands out. 2. Very roomy on the inside, flat fold seats, great interior, already used to center gauges (thought it would take awhile) 3. Better fuel economy than what I traded in (2002 Suzuki Vitara) 4. Price (great deal! I was going to have to buy used until I found the xB) 5. Engine is nice, not too small anymore, great feel of driving. Check it out!
Look, feel, black exterior black interior (can't wait to get front windows tinted too).
Maybe a 4x4 option. I liked the optional 4x4 on my Vitara for harsh driving conditions.