The Kia Sportage is simply a great value for the money. Mine is the XL and pretty well appointed. I think the moon roof should be optional instead of coming with a package (same goes for the nav system), but that package is what I had to get to have leather. This shouldn't be, but it is. So, that's why I gave the interior design a 4. Plus a broader array of interior colors would be good. I wanted tan, but they do not make it in the Sportage, I have Alpine Gray. It's pretty. The bluetooth is excellent. We bought weather tech mats (digital) very nice. The motor is slightly underpowered for my taste. But the turbo eats too much gas. So, I'm content with my 4-cylinders getting a consistent 23mpg average. worst tank 21.8, best tank 26. Have had the car since June 30th. I really like it. I don't really need 18 inch wheels either, but again, it comes with the package. So, overall...a cafeteria pick list instead of a forced package is more American, but this is a Korean car. So, there ya go. For the money, you will not find as well appointed of an SUV, as comfortable and fun to drive as the Sportage. The newer styling gets comments like, "is that a concept car?" It is large enough. I had a Mazda CX-9 and it got horrible mileage 18 and 22. It was huge though, and had 3-rows of seating. I loved it, but the mileage in town was making me sick. It had a 6-cylinder that was very fun to drive and was a bit prettier than the Sportage. The Sportage is about $1000 overpriced in my view, but again, you get all sorts of stuff you don't want just to have leather. Oh least I forget, it has a backup camera which is cool. I'm getting better at trusting it. So, I paid a little over $27,500 for my Kia. I think it's worth $25k but oh well. Yo won't find anything appointed like it for $27. Drive it, you'll buy one! But get the turbo. And duck your head when you get in. I bump mine a lot, but I did in the CX-9 and my friend's CX-7. You'll have to go to a boxier design to get away from this. All-in-all..ok. Americans still make the most plush interiors in the world. But you have to pay dearly for it. Will I buy another one? Too soon to tell. I want better mileage. Maybe with time, technology will improve.