Everything from the fantastic customer service to the ease of ownership of this car have been awesome. The car rides, drives, feels and performs better and more comfortably than the other compacts I test drove. Over the course of 6 mos, I drove a Civic twice, Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Kia, still the clear choice was the sx4, it feels so much safer, solid and substantial.
100K warranty, navigation, no timing belt(instead it has a maintenance free timing chain) which means like European cars the engine should last 2- 300K without major issues! the 17" wheels are awesome too
sunroof option would be nice, as would leather interior.