October 24, 2018
The car is very comfortable, handles well, and is nicely compact. The performance is on par with the competition, but requires the driver to step on it! The transmission tends to stay in a higher gear on uphill drives, which I guess is for fuel economy, but pressing the gas pedal shifts it immediately. For "boy racers", the paddle shift works very well, and throttle response and acceleration are excellent. I don't like the auto-stop feature, which can't be disabled, but if you just lift the gas pedal a bit, the car restarts and won't shut off again while idling. The shifter is a little different, but it's a short learning curve. The instrumentation, controls, and touch screen are all pretty straight forward. I haven't looked at the fuel economy, and don't understand why it's even an issue with some. If cost us that important, people should buy a $20,000 car, not a luxury car. Very happy with the new car.