Originally Posted by pfoyle
Aside from the obvious styling differences (well illustrated in pics above) two other things to consider:
- No turbo for 2013 (though 2010-12 is roughly same body with GT available)
- From what I understand, back seats of 2010+ models are significantly larger, which might be a factor if you'll have kids in car seats, or full sized adults regularly in the back...
I've had the 2008, 2011, and 2013.
I loved the style of the 2008, but the tiny back seat, having a toddler, and 100 mile daily round trip to work, it was getting small.
I enjoyed the MPG and the expanded size of the 2011. I hated the sloppy handling and the suspension borrowed from a 80's area Caddy. I did upgrade the rear sway bar, but still was not happy. I opted to not get the GPS because it was the same basic setup they have used for the last 6 years.
The 2013 still has the size, MPGs, and a 100% better suspension, and a much better infotainment system. The blacked out headlights make it look sportier and it even feels like it a smaller car over my 2011