My son took our 2019 Kicks (purchased 3/30/2019)(4000 miles on the odometer) for the summer and traveled from Richmond, VA to
Salt Lake City, UT
Los Angeles, CA
We felt the 2009 Jetta Wagon was not up to the task.
In August the Kicks returned home with just over 15,000 miles on the odometer.
Spending time in the outdoors the car's interior odor suffered (wet camping gear, occasionally sleeping in the car, unwashed boy smells, there was a mouse visitation somewhere in AZ, etc...).
He is just over six (6) feet tall but felt comfortable driving the distances.
Going thru snow (yes June snow in Utah) some of the avoidance indicators threw out sensor errors. We believe they iced over but cleared once he came off the mountain.
One of the rear seat back (seats laid down flat) dented inward from being sat/slept on.
The car averaged 36+mpg throughout the trip. His only comment was "Don't try to accelerate to quickly pass a truck".
The car has now gone with him back to school and I'm looking to replace the Jetta (what to buy, what to buy, ...).