The interior dash and console are sleek. Buttons for the telematics, temperature and radio controls are presented in a straightforward, uncluttered way. Hyundai is not interested in being too clever or cute with its inside display, which is a great advantage as others seem to push technology just for bragging rights.
It looks better than other wagon competitors. Arguably cooler than the Ford Matrix, Toyota Venza or the Mazda Sport. The Lexus CT looks pretty sleek, but it costs almost $10,000 more. And for looks it blows the Kia Soul and Nissan Cube out of the water.
You can whip it. Sure, the car is a bit sluggish off the line, but the driver-specific steering modes and its trim physique made it easily navigable and nimble, even through Manhattan's cluttered thoroughfares.
It has a large sunroof. Never underestimate the power of a Very Big sunroof. It floods the car with sunlight, making the whole thing seem large, light and airy. And it adds an almost luxurious cache to the whole enterprise.