After researching several cars, I ended up purchasing a Base Kia Soul Dune Auto with the 16 inch alloy upgrade. We also test drove the + and it did have a bit more power, but the only thing it offered that the base didn't that I felt we needed was the armrest, so I have one of those on the way from Ebay for 95.00. I purchased the car for my very soon to be driving teenage daughter after figuring out I didn't want to pay over 10 grand for a clean used car with high mileage. I know I may get several comments about a new car for the teen, but please check out used car prices, they are outrageous and you have no idea what you are buying. I will also save some money by driving it a few days a week instead of my F-150. So since my daughter is not driving just yet, I have been driving the Soul for the last week, and I am just very impressed with how the car drives and handles. It is also very quiet inside. As I said earlier I test drove several other cars, and we just kept coming back to the Kia, it just felt more solid than the nissan, and Mazda, the warranty just topped it off for us. I got to fill it up for the first time today after work, and after manually calculating the mileage it came to 32.7mpg. I was amazed that a vehicle of this shape could get that good of mileage. The indicator showed 33.4mpg, so it was pretty close. My drive to work consist of 38 miles one way of 90% highway driving with a bit of slower traffic at times. After paying 16200.00 out the door, I could not be happier with the purchase!