Reliable with low cost of ownership
June 21, 2017
Without question, the best car I've ever owned. Bought it as a dealer demo in October of 2010. Car has 71k miles and still has the original brake pads and battery. All I've had to do is change the oil and change and rotate the tires. I get 33-34 mpg locally, but I've gotten up to 38mpg on longer highway trips. The Bluetooth works beautifully, and the steering wheel controls for hands-free phone, audio, and even cabin temperature are super-convenient and user-friendly. I also love the the multi-informational display between the speedometer and MPG gauge. The Navigation system was state-of-the-art back in 2010 and while still useful at times, I rely more on my Android apps (especially Waze) over the Bluetooth audio band for traffic avoidance. Satellite radio is great, as is the 4 CD changer. JBL sound system is more than adequate. I have 2 12v charging ports for cell phones and another HDMI port and a never-used AUX port. Voice commands work well. Leather seats have held up well, and all seating is very comfortable, even for my 6'1" nephew.
My only complaints? I wish it had a bit more pickup when ramping onto highways. The 187hp and CVT are geared more towards cruising than accelerating, but this is a relatively minor gripe. Also, it would have been nice to have heated front seats.
Overall, this car is super-cheap to own, gets very good gas mileage, looks great, is faultlessly reliable, convenient, fun to drive, and comfortable. I LOVE it!