The ride is a lot easier than the 08. In the 08 I felt every single bump and it was harsh. It feels sturdier too, but I think that's because I was driving a Civic for a couple of years. Other than that, everything else seems the same except of course for the price bump and the interior changes. I don't have the ML system in the 2012, and I sure do miss that.How does it compare to the 08?