A/C performance was mediocre. It would get the job done, but if it was really hot outside, the AC took a long time to cool the vehicle.
The check engine light would go on and off, reading an error code that said "evap fuel system leak," which basically meant the car was detecting a minor leak in the evaporation system of the fuel. Most people will say "it means the gas cap is loose", but I would consistently get the light over the span of 3 months.
Lots of interior noise when driving.
The paneling on the dash and doors was cheap.
This car is amazing! In the 10,000 miles I put on this crossover, it never let me down. It is very dependable in that right. Also, the car is very comfortable -- I had leather seats with the seat warmers. This car was VERY luxurious for a lower end vehicle -- I had the technology package.
I loved all the features it had: 10 airbags, GPS/6-disc changer, comfortable leather seats, seat heaters, slap-stick automatic, lots of power!, all-wheel drive, sunroof, Bose sound system, and a spacious interior. I was absolutely enamored with all these features. But, ultimately I traded the car in because of the cost. The car payment NOR the insurance was the problem, it was the gas mileage. I track my MPG every time I fill up, and the best I ever got in the city was 14 mpg (terrible!!!). The best I ever got on the interstate was 21 mpg. On average, my city mileage was about 12.5 to 13 mpg.
The fact that it only used 93 octane didn't help anything, but in one month (without a road trip or travelling) I spent 293 dollars in gas and that was when I told myself "enough is enough." I'm sure a lot of you get MUCH better gas mileage out of this, but I live in Fort Bragg, NC and the city driving is terrible here. It usually takes me 12 minutes to get to work (which is only 3 miles from my house) -- if that helps you picture how crappy the traffic/stop lights are here. Quite literally, my colleagues who drove F-150s were getting better city mileage than I was with a 4 cylinder. So, I decided to trade it in for something more cost efficient.
Cost of the vehicle.
The look of the vehicle.
Gas mileage (the straw that broke the camel's back).
93 Octane only.