Sporty exterior styling appeals to a large audience.
Exceptional value for the price.
Choice of two extremely fuel-efficient engines.
Increased control with six-speed SHIFTRONIC transmission.
Refined interior looks like it should be in a much more expensive vehicle.
Plenty of technology features available.
Active eco-system modifies transmission and engine response for increased efficiency.
Smooth and comfortable ride.
Expected to score incredibly well in crash tests like last year’s model.
Electric-power steering is nicely weighted for a better connection with the road.
Manual transmission is available, which some prefer.
Ride is a little overly firm, especially if you add the 18-inch wheels.
V6 engine is not available, which many consumers prefer in an SUV.
Limited towing capacity.
Rear seat does not offer much legroom, so adults will find themselves cramped on a long ride.
Cargo capacity does not compare to others in this segment.
Rear seat entertainment system is not available.
All-wheel drive is an expensive option.
Telescoping steering wheel is not available on all trims, so some drivers will find it hard to achieve a comfortable driving position.