Yeah, it's the GT model. Keep in mind I'm comparing it with an 11 year old Civic, but the difference is night and day.
For a sporty SUV they didn't skimp on the sound deadening material. Then again, it could be due to the 66 degree sloping windshield and the fact that it weighs 4001 pounds with the AWD system.
The Bose system has been great, it does put out some good sound.
The rear windows actually go all the way down(like the used to 40 years ago).
Keyless entry/start is nice and you get a little plastic piece where the key would normally go instead of a push button like most other cars give you for keyless start.
It looks more expensive than it really is. I paid $34k OTD for mine, and the small Lexus SUV is a good $50k for similar equipment. Most people claim they get theirs mistaken for a Lexus, some have said Ford Edge, and one guy asked me if mine was a Mercedes.
You don't feel like you're driving an SUV, even with the 8 inch ground clearance you don't really get blown around much in wind. But that could also be due to the weight and just overall design of the car. I test drove a Tacoma and felt like I was getting blown all over the road with it in some wind.
More standard features than most other brands
Insurance wasn't that much more expensive than my Civic, and I kept full coverage on it too. Went up just a little more than $100/6 months, and I'm a 30 y/o male
The handling is really good for an SUV
gas mileage, it's rated 17/23 with AWD, 18/25 FWD, 20/28 for the 2.5L FWD trim(2010 models only). I've been lucky to nab 14 or 15mpg with my driving(short hop driving mostly). Though, to be honest, it almost begs to be driven hard.
That little bit of turbo lag between 1k and 2500 rpms
The nav does kinda suck
The inability to actually change headlight bulbs out fairly easily. I would seriously consider taking mine to the dealership and letting them deal with it. The HIDs will need to go there for replacement
Used, you'd probably want to avoid most 07 models, unless they've had their gas cap, turbo seals(or actual turbo, I can't remember, it leaked or smoked), and AC compressor replaced. since 07 was their first year, it had some teething issues. 08/09 should be a fairly good choice, just make sure the turbo is in good working order, you never know how well it's been maintained, and that they've been using high octane to fuel the car too.