I've been driving this car for around a year. It is excellent, no problems whatsoever and I'm up to 127,000 miles. The ride is very smooth, the seats are comfortable, the noise level is also really low. The controls are very easy to use, and the displays are not confusing. The AC is gets cool really quickly, and the heat gets warm quickly. The radio is somewhat lacking, but that's reasonable since this is the lowest model level and the car is 10 years old. Overall this is a great car that I would recommend. It's reliable and I haven't had any problems with it so far.
Comfort of the ride. Low noise levels. Large back seats.
Better performance, especially in the engine. Better gas mileage (I get around 23mpg if I'm trying to drive conservatively).