Tracks well in twists and turns. Feels stable and tight in turns.
Sleek, modern, sporty stying helps counter the underlying fact this is actually a small minivan.
Driving position & visibility
Seat adjusts up/down, steering wheels tilts and telescopes so getting into a comfortable driving position is easy. Lots of windows all around. Pillars are not too big as to be in the way except perhaps the rear C pillars.
Price or payments
Competitive pricing compared to the similarly sized KIA and perhaps the Matrix/Vibe.
Rear seat room & comfort
Flexible layout. Individual captains chairs in the middle row provides ample space. 3rd row is best left for kids under pre teens, but a short trip would be ok for adults. 2nd and 3rd rows seats can be folded down flat individually.
My 4 speed automatic yields about 10.5 L/100 km on 50/50 highway and city driving with a conscious effort to stick to the speed limit and driving as if I had an egg under my right foot. Eh, I thought it would AT LEAST be under 10.
Love the look of the 17 inchers but the low profile tires that came with it could use a bit more sidewall to cushion things. Not terrible but could be a tad better. The 16s I have for the winter seems to solve things...of course the snows are louder.
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