Yes, the (much less frequent) trip to the gas station has been a pleasure. In and out in half the time, and price tag of course being a lot lower. Didn't really consider that perk before the purchase. Nice bonus. This weekend I took the family on a spur-of-the-moment trip to a South Shore beach in RI. Two adults, a 6 and 8-yo, plus another hundred pounds of beach gear, food, overnight bags, etc. The stuff in the rear didn't even come up high enough to block rear-visibility. We got a late start on Sat night, so we put the kids in pj's, set the rear-seats to recline, and put a light blanket over them. Their old seats in the van reclined as well, so this was yet another thing we didn't lose in the transition from Van to V. Round trip mileage (according to the the dash): 45.5mpg. Which is probably more like 44, and blows the Sienna out of the water. And I get to drive a real car. What's not to love.