"The SEL feels like a more expensive car with fun but not necessary features like rear camera, ambient lighting, moonroof, voice control for many systems. All work fine. I have read other reviews in which people complain about glitches in software and there have been recalls for very minor things on this car. That doesn't inspire confidence, but they fix them for free and the car is fun. We compared it with the Volkswagen Jetti TDI and the Toyota Prius. The C Max was the winner for comfort on the road (higher seating than the VW, less whiney noise than the Prius) and overall driving experience (better acceleration and road feel than the Prius, better mileage than the VW). The mileage we have gotten is around 37.5 overall which is significantly less than advertised and thus the missing star. We are previous Civic hybrid owners and experienced in the ways of maximizing mileage. I am frequently 'that guy' holding up traffice so as to keep the car in EV mode. "