Long list of features come standard.
Above average fuel economy, regardless of engine.
Hybrid model available.
Attractive exterior styling.
Scored top safety scores in roof, front, and side-impact protection from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Respectable braking abilities, stopping from 60 mph in 121 feet.
Base audio system is surprisingly decent.
SMS text function is standard.
Roomy cabin and supportive front seats.
Thoughtfully created dash puts controls at your fingertips.
Decent trunk room in non-hybrid models.
Six-speed manual transmission shifts flawlessly.
Four-wheel independent suspension delivers a smooth ride.
Its carefree ride and vague steering make it a little less fun to drive.
Materials are not quite the quality you may hope for from a compact luxury vehicle.
Hybrid model is significantly more expensive than non-hybrid models.
Slow acceleration with the base and hybrid models.
Does not offer some of the more advanced safety features you often see in this segment, including blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and parking sensors.
Automatic transmission is not available with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.
Rear seat is not split, so if you haul long items and need the seat down, you cannot sit anyone in the back.
Cabin could be quieter, as there is noticeable tire noise, especially on the highway.