I'm not a driving enthusiast. It's always been just something necessary to get from A to B, but I'm unexpectedly surprised by this car. It is such a pleasure to drive that I'm finding myself searching for reasons to take it out on the road. A totally different feel from my previous 2018 Mazda3 Sport, which wasn't bad, and the changes seem all for the better. The driver's seat is much much more comfortable and the higher position is part of it too, instrument panel clearer and easier to use, sound improved and most importantly, it seems to just quietly float over the road. I've never had a car that was anywhere near this enjoyable to drive (last 4 cars, Mazda3 Sport, Kia Forte, Honda HRV and Mazda3 Sport). Is it the 18" vs 16" tires, the superb interior, the better info display, the quieter ride? Do cars get this much better in two years? Am I overreacting because it's a new car vs a car two year old? Don't think so (and I hope not) but I suppose it could be.