I shake my head at all our neighbours driving these hideous SUVs and crossovers that handle like buses and drink fuel like crazy. There are options! This car has way more room than our neighbour's Murano and is a blast to drive! We love manual trannys and this was the only wagon we could get one in. We got a highline with real leather, moonroof, dual climate, satellite radio. Had an Acura TSX before and this is quicker but gets the same mileage. It is also quieter and smoother but the leather and aesthetics were nicer in the Acura.
Love the engine and trans. Unbelievable engineering to get this kind of low end torque from a turbo 4.
Not crazy about the black plastic sill around the exterior, hard to keep clean and would look much nicer if it were body coloured. Some of the exterior plastic chrome is already rusting despite very frequent washes.