So what I like and don't like (I bought the car within a week of it coming out, didn't even know it was a new car, just happened to be showing for an optima) I came from a 2016 Nissan Sentra
The turbo is definitely a nice little feature, it does provide the "oomf" you'd like to see coming out of a sportier car, and I thought it wouldn't come close to the feel of my old Sentra and surprisingly, it does.
I have the front wheel drive version of the GT-Line (my car salesman neglected to tell me an AWD is coming out, even after asking him he told me he didn't know, I was ******). Since I have gotten it, we had days with 1/2" of snow, and we have had days with 8" of snow. As long as the roads are kind of
maintained, the handling is good on it, and unfortunately
I can't say I can't go to work because my car isn't good in the snow
Mine does not have the sunroof which I really wanted, but from what I'm hearing, it can be noisey(rattle-y) so im happy I opted out of that
I have the interior lighting with mine, I like it, but I wouldn't be upset if I didn't have it
The safety features are pretty awesome. Lane keep assist, blind spot, swerve assist all work as expected, my commute is 40 miles either way and having them on, on the highway is like I'm not even driving. I didn't get smart cruise which I really regret honestly. The auto stop (press the brake all the way to floor when stopped and the car holds the car stopped for you without foot pressure until you press on the gas) feature I love especially when in traffic.
Standard. Heated. Mirrors. Its the little things sometimes. You know?
I bought my was an A/T but honestly I drive it like a standard. I really like this because it makes the car more fun to drive in my eyes at least.
My car is white, and I got the windows tinted 15% all around aside from the windshield and let me tell you, it makes the car really look sharp.
Wind noise, you can really hear it on the highway.
Steering column, my steering column was rubbing since the first day I got the car, turns out it was no good. It was replaced under warranty (took 6 weeks). Im sure this is not common though.
Transmission, the auto transmission tends to lag when taking off, or when trying to say, pass a car on the highway if you are in normal or even sport mode. This is why I dont use it and I use the tectonic so I can make the transmission downshift as needed, even with this it has a delay but not nearly as much as the automatic.
With the winter weather, at least up here in the northeast, if you dont keep the bumpers and grills uncovered you'll have "error" messages because the sensors can not see past the snow, not a big deal, but it can be annoying.
My 2 biggest pet peeve:
I can not go to the store, leave the car running, and lock it. Kia has this disabled. Why? Because their stupid.
Autostart is worse than me when I was 16. It lasts for 10 minutes, doesn't get hot and is a total disappointment.
Kia keeps it at 72 for autostart, all well and good in the summer, not the winter. Rear defroster doesn't turn on, therefor heated mirrors don't turn on, and you can not adjust the temp or length of start. I often find myself starting the car in the am when I wake up, then again 15 mins before I'm going to leave for work in order to have the car warm enough to be comfortable.
Off the top of my head thats all that I have.
TL/DR:its a good car nothing major to cons aside the transmission lag (its a preference in my opinion)
Any questions/comments.....give it to my baby
I KNOW I'm missing some stuff that I know some of the other active members on here can add to it.