Many safety features standard. Additional safety features not "bundled" with items I did not want. (Such as side airbags with leather interior only)
Well thought our ergonomics, and adjustability of controls and seats.
I get 5-7 MPG above the (pre 2008) EPA sticker on this car but with a similar driving style on a previous car was returning 2-3 MPG below the (pre 2008) EPA sticker.
The 2.0T motor and manual is a very fast combination and can be driven gently to return good gas mileage.