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Pros: finally a Lyft with enough backseat headroom for a 6' dude.

Individual air vents for each backseat passenger is nice?

Steering wheel is attractive.

Center console/center stack area has a nice, coherent design.

Cons:

Feels bunker-like. The door sills are waaaaaay to high up, leaving small slots for windows. It’s not as bad as many other modern vehicles, but it’s still noticeably unpleasant.

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Materials feel surprisingly cheap. Bit underwhelming for a car that most frequently sells for $60k+. Soft touch plastic is still quite plasticky, and more abundant than it should be. Leather feels no better than what you’d find in a budget *insert $25k car here*.

Sound deadening isn’t very good. Again, $60k bmw.

Verdict:

Nothing about this car screams luxury, or even premium. Not even a whisper. I wonder how Mercedes' big sedans match up..? 

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