After a trip to the vet with the dog, cat and kid in my Mustang, I realized that I needed a sport wagon. Looked at fully loaded versions of the V50, BMW 3 Wagon, Audi A3. The V50 won out based on both HP and Torque as well as price. The ride/handling, build quality and gas mileage are all great. Navigation system, controlled by steering wheel controls is awesome.
1. HP and Torque, 2. Build quality, 3. Handling, 4. Stereo/Nav System, 5. Comfort.
1. Storage up front is tight, 2. stereo lacks MP3 capability and also lacks iPod hookup.