The 2008 redesign brought new features, improved safety gear, and a quieter, more comfortable cabin.
But handling, braking, fuel economy, and fit and finish still weren't impressive.
The swiveling second-row seats are quite innovative and the windows in the side doors roll down for the first time in the history of the model.
Blind spot monitoring is offered as an option, while stability control and side airbags are standard equipment.
Still though, the Asian competition is much better.