The Note might be considered a suitable hatchback for young drivers or shoppers on a tight budget. But among its competitors in the humble subcompact class, the Note will come up short for most buyers.
The Note is sluggish compared to most competing models, not particularly fun to drive, and lacking in creature comforts. It offers comparatively generous rear passenger space and a cleverly designed cargo system, but these assets are not enough to make a strong recommendation. We suggest checking out the alternatives before settling on the Note.
The SV trim adds remote keyless entry, cruise control, power windows and locks, upgraded gauges, additional interior trim, upgraded cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat with an armrest, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an adjustable cargo floor, a 5-inch touchscreen display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB-iPod audio input, satellite radio and a hands-free text messaging assistant.