Thanks! You might be surprised, but this model year (Technically 15+) actually have favorable reviews on all the sites you mention. The '10-'14 models were problematic, as were some of the WK series, but the post '14 revisions are rather well regarded. In the year of ownership and ~13k miles I've put on it on and off road, it has performed flawlessly with everything I've thrown at it. Obviously only time will tell, but as of now she's a keeper in my book!
Lots more mods than I've been able to document on here, but I'm hoping to catch up on that. Thanks again for checking it out!
Hopefully they're better off now. My sister bought a '14, and while it was super comfortable and fancy, it was in the shop for warranty work 13 times in a 12 month period. She was without it a total of something like 20 weeks out of the year and they never got all the problems sorted out. Took a bad loss by the time she got rid of that pos.
Fortunately all that time spent in rental vehicles pushed her to buy a completely trouble free Kia instead.