Is it just me or are modern FWD cars starting to feel very similar? I just had a rental Sonata and it strongly reminded me of a rental Focus I’d had earlier - similar steering effort and ratio, throttle response, pedal feel, and general chassis and suspension tuning among other things.

Although the rental VW GTI I drove was very different, the variable ratio steering, turbo, and sportier wheel/tire setup probably the reasons for that.