Awesome! Thanks for sharing. My wife has a 2021 Sorento SX-Prestige. Same 8 speed wet DCT. It is indeed amazing. I LOVE driving her car. The 2.5T is fantastic too. But that transmission is incredible.Leg injury. I had to get something with 2 pedals.
RS3 would have been nice too but that's wayyy more than what I can afford lol
- Exhaust pops, of course.
- Better seats imo. It's not as aggressively bolstered, but still comfortable.
- It's actually slightly heavier but much smaller in size
- Much better head unit
- Configurable drive modes
- Best automatic transmission I've experienced sub $50K
- Very quick and nimble especially in low speed. I'd say it feels quicker than the R in 1st and 2nd gear.
- Real TPMS
- It's more "fun" to drive.
- Has fun gimmicks like NGS(booster lol)
- Feels like a coupe in driver's seat
- Garbage interior
- Dealership experience (both sales and service)
- Type R handles Much better.
- 3rd gear and up it's not as quick.
- Less practical than the R. It's a coupe with an extra door.
- The R has much better ride quality. Rear suspension doesn't do anything even in Normal mode.
- K20 feels and sounds much better, but just a personal preference.
- Their keyless entry is useless. No sensor behind the door handle, no auto-lock feature.
- Worse fuel economy. The N's fuel tank is larger tho.
- Not exactly about my car, but when I did test drive the 6MT when it first came out. One of the worst 6MT in the segment.
Interestingly, the rev match was actually better than the one in the type R.
Overall, it's a good car, especially for AT drivers.
However, my decision was solely because of the transmission.
Otherwise, I would have gone with something else. (or kept my Type R)