I believe the V has been discontinued. So one thing to like is it's available. Another is that it costs less. Also better looking, although the V is not as ugly as the current liftback or Prime.
I'm a volunteer driver for my local Senior Citizen's center and they have V's. Interesting swapping back and forth. Visibility is better in the V, and the backup camera is way better. Controls are a bit of a mystery, and the HVAC systems on apparently all new cars are not user friendly. Niro handles better.
2018 Kia LX HEV Metal Stream with Advanced Tech