AT A GLANCE
WHAT IT’S GOT Six airbags, stability control, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, rear camera, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, radar cruise, rear cross-traffic alert, speed sign recognition, lane keeping, Bluetooth, internet connectivity via smartphone, voice control, satnav, Bose audio, digital radio, dual-zone aircon, sunroof, heated front seats, leather trim. WHAT IT HASN’T Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rear air vents. OWNERSHIP Base servicing is $1566 over five years/50,000km; some service items are extra; 12 months/10,000km service intervals. WHAT WE LIKED Superb quality, clean design and precision engineering in the best Japanese fashion. Loaded with safety tech. Voice control that works. Comfy driver’s seat. Agile, responsive dynamics. Good fuel economy in town on regular unleaded. Big boot. WHAT WE DIDN’T It’s a $35,000 car with a $25,000 drivetrain. Some tyre roar still evident on country roads. Rear seat’s a bit tight. Spacesaver spare. Short warranty.