Reliability & durability
Car is reliable. Currently have 48,000 miles with virtually zero repairs to date.
Materials & workmanship
All materials appear to be good quality and well put together
Rear seat room & comfort
Rear seat is large and lots of leg room. Nice feature is the center armrest, which many cars in this price range do not have.
Car is fairly quiet on the highway, although the engine is somewhat noisy when accelerating heavily. My 2003 Camry (same engine) was much quieter. Toyota cheapened this car by taking out sound deadening materials. Old Camry was quiet like a Cadillac.
This car has the worst 5 speed automatic transmission. Jerky during highway driving when going up or down the slightest hill. You do not notice this around town, so if you test drive, make sure you get on a highway at 65 mph and use the cruise control.
Front seat support & comfort
These seats seem to have been designed for someone 250 pounds. Wide, flat, and no proper support for your back. While this has a lumbar support for the driver, the poor seat design makes this uncomfortable for long trips.
Toyota dealer is arrogant and basically tells me the car is operating "as designed". I also complained to Toyota about the transmission, and they sent me right back to the dealer. No resolution --- guess what --- this car is now history!
Front end looks goofy with a point snout. Reminds me of a beluga whale. Looks like all other cars on the road. Bland, bland, bland.
Car is easy to operate, but sporty handling in non-existant. This could best be described as driving a double bed down the road.