Anyways, to the details.
First, the interior.
I drive a 2002 Corolla and my wife drives a Chevy HHR. So, you can get that this is a luxury u boat compared to our current rides. So, I am impressed all through.
The Trunk is huge but not deep. I did not look to see what was under there. The Rear seats are super spacious even with the seat waay back and there is leather everywhere you would ordinarily touch. With the seat all the way back I could not reach the pendals. I am 5.11. The dash material, on top is the same you as you would get from a 2007 Cadillac CTS, but the pattern feels much better.
The nobs and all the usual buttons are easy to locate and use. Its got a very quality feel to it. Better than my corolla which in its day shared some of its switch gear with Lexus. Needless to say, way better than I am used to.
I was disappointed that it has a huge color screen radio and does not have navigation . The readout on the top of the center console info center was full of boring info. The one on the instrument panel is more fun to play with.
This car drives like a dream. Its quite, has serious grunt and the shifter is like jelly, smoothest shifter I have ever experienced. Its an automatic. The sales guy said there is no manual available. I could outrun just about everyone from the light and passed a few cars easily..
The engine noise is nice and strong, but it does not filter into the cabin much.. it sounds strong far and muted. On the freeway and back rounds around La Jolla the car felt really planted, and took the portholes without any motion transfering to the steering or the cabin.. Inside is a very isolated and nice place to be. Its calm, quiete and not much drama.
The rims are borrowed from the old GTO. There is no Bluetooth and the salesman tried hard to sell me onstar, complete with stories of people whose houses burnt (last years fires) and their phones were out and only onstar came to the rescue..
I am like, yer, when will that happen to me? Duh.. plus who wants the payment.. My cell phone is always a dual mode anyways… Thats my take