The power-train is smooth, with a very quiet and smooth 4 cyl, but tire noise is well heard on the slightest rough pavement. And what was Toyota thinking by putting velvet cloth for door arm rests that will get dirty and is not very washable--just plain stupid! The seat material is 70's looking and looks cheap, and the fuzzy head-liner has to go. And how much would it have cost to include an ipod and usb port as standard? The Sonata has them. The carpet is really thin and cheap feeling.