I love the total package of power and economy, plus the styling inside and out. Black does require more washing and this is a PIA, but it looks great.
rnWhat I didn't like (tires) I fixed. Also bought spare (light) rims from Tirerack along with winter tires and even up here in Northern NY, never needed 4wd, even when regularly visiting ski resorts.
Amazing combo of turbo torque and mpg potential if you stay out of the turbo. 6 spd paddle shifters, or "Eco" mode for high mpg. On trips as much as 33 mpg ! But 274 bhp available if needed.
It pushes my buttons. A good job by former-Audi Chief stylist Peter Schreyer. IMHO, looks best in black.
33 mpg on 200 mile trips at about 65 mph avg.
Flat and stable, but ride comfort suffers with the SX model.
My (loaded) SX has endless features, too long to list. More than any under $50k car.
On the turbo model, the stock tires stink. So I insisted the dealer replace them with softer-riding Michelin Primacys. That helped a lot for both ride and tire noise.
Changing the tires help quiet the excessive tire rumble.
The stock tires on the 2011 SX, in a word, suck. Traction is poor and noise is high. maybe they wear well; wouldn't know, changed them out before purchase.
Audio & nav systems
The bluetooth phone isn't as good as some, on my 2011, but is adequate.
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