"I absolutely love this vehicle! The gas mileage is a big change from my old Honda Pilot, however I think it's totally worth it! The handling and steering radius is much better in regards to off road capabilities. The interior is very standard though. The only thing I would consider any kind of "upgrade" is the steering wheel radio controls and power windows. The seats fold completely flat, but you do have wheel wells to contend with as far as cargo room. Since I have the manual transmission, I also will not have to deal with a common transmission issue in this year with the automatics. Overall I'm thrilled with this vehicle and it's my new hobby. My only real complaint is that there is no latch on the gas door, so I would highly suggest buying a locking gas cap. "