I purchased a new 2018 Kona with the Ultimate Package for the wife a few days ago. She had been driving a 2006 Hummer H3 that I bought for her new in 2006. Now that the kids are gone, she wanted something smaller with better gas mileage. No surprises on the mileage of course and it is just what she was looking for in size. So far, I don't think I could have done a better job finding her a vehicle. I test drove ALL brands available in Anchorage that were in the same class and was completely impressed by this rig. The first tank of fuel saw a 28.1 average and I don't have a light foot. We are still trying to figure out everything electronic but so far, it's awesome. The wife really likes the phone operated auto start over the old extra fob concept. She is able to set the interior temperature, turn on the rear window defroster and the heated mirrors with the new phone system which was not possible with the old system. This little rig has PLENTY of power for its size with the 1.6 turbo and the heads up display for the driver is a fantastic addition. I will be interested to see how it handles a full Alaskan winter this year but I am sure it will do just fine. If your thinking about one of these vehicles, do yourself a favor and test drive one, I don't think you will be disappointed.