Great styling and low cost of ownership for a very low price. It's no hot rod, but it definitely has the space I need without burning up gasoline. The hatchback has a ton of room: with the seats down I fit an entire rabbit hutch in the back of the car!
Engineering is present where it counts. DOHC with variable valve timing plus 'sport mode' shifting. Premium gasoline plus full synthetic oil changes on the reg give me about 18 more horsepower than Hyundai says i should be getting. My creature comforts include back up camera and Bluetooth audio. Other cars in this class were all about 4 grand more expensive because they were different makes. Hyundai has done very well lately and quality has surpassed anything else they used to do. Also got 4 star safety rating and up in every test.
I wanted a car that was good on gas and was very modern! I wanted something that would get up & go if I wanted to and despite it being a hybrid it does just that! I fill up about every 2weeks and even when gas was more expensive it was only about $34-$36.