WTF are you taking about?!?!?The only answer is: it is what I wanted. Asking why is meaningless to rationalize for a personal decision. The OP has to come up with what works for him for his own reasons, not mine, not yours, not the next guy. My car is blue. I like blue, my wife likes blue. We don't like red but don't question why others buy red.
That's exactly what I’m looking for. The Prestige RWD. My reasons are almost the same as yours.I went with the 3.3T Prestige. This is on top of the Elite. Main benefits of Elite ($1750), for me, are the Low Beam Assist, Rain Sensing Wipers and Parking Distance Warning. Once you have some of these features on one car, it is frustrating to go to a car without them. One obstruction detected by the Parking Distance Warning may save the cost of the option.
Surround View Monitor is a must have for me now and is part of the Prestige Package ($2500). Makes parking in crowded areas so much easier. The HUD is something you quickly get spoiled by. Our youngest daughter is always cold, so she uses the rear heated seats year round.
I will go with RWD because I'm in South Florida, the lowest temp we see here is 45F a couple of days a year at the most. In regards to the 10 spokes I'm planning to get a Mayorca Blue, those wheels look nice on it.Personal preference on the wheels, but I agree, the 10-spoke, particularly on the Himalayan Gray, looks elegant. Now, if you are looking at the Siberian Ice Sport, the black wheels look pretty cool. On my winter tires, I went with Enkei Vulcan wheels in Anthracite.
We had a team of young guys delivery a package for us last week. The were drooling over my "Aston Martin." They were still impressed when they walked closer to it and read Genesis on the logo.
I went with RWD as well. I prefer the turn in and overall feel of the RWD. AWD would have benefits in the wet and cold, but I am running cold weather tires, so no a huge loss.
If I was further North, I probably would have gone with AWD.
That's a good point. Although I like the idea of stickier tires, I actually view this as a drawback because I will have to change them out during winter. I know this was mentioned in another thread, but I wish Genesis would provide a tire option to an all-season. Changing tires out twice a year just seems like such a PITA to me.The other change in the Sport is going up from the Pilot Sport 4 to the Pilot Sport 4S, a superior tire from a handling / performance standpoint, but you will experience faster treadwear with them.