We were initially set on getting the base model but after driving the Sport model we were sold on the upgraded version. The V6 almost packs too much punch. We took it on a road trip to LA from Nevada for thanksgiving and it handled extremely well in the rain all the way home. This car has the perfect balance of performance, size and price. My wife says she is happy she doesn't look like a soccer mom driving it; we just had our first child and it is perfect for our small family.
Plenty of leg room in the back seat. Cargo areas under the floor mats in the back. 18 inch wheels look great on the sport model. Normally I do not like sunroofs but this is nice. Blue tooth kit is a must. It is easy to set up and use. My wife is not techie but uses this easily.
Too much bass in the stereo. Motorized seat controls should be standard. Rear door is interesting in opening to the side but it would probably be better if it lifted upwards, with no tire on it. Pearl White should be available in all trims!