I purchased a 2012 CT Pearl White, Nav., Caramel Nuluxe several weeks ago and have almost 3,000 on my vehicle. I have had leather seats in all of my other cars to date and was concerned about the Nuluxe material feeling artificial. I chose the Nuluxe over the leather option primarily because I loved the Caramel color. I even turned down a fully loaded f Sport because of the seat color. To date I couldn't be happier with my decision. We get numerous compliments on the Caramel color and the contrasting colors within the car's interior. The recent cold wave in central Virginia has also proven to me that the Nuluxe material is as good or better in cold weather conditions. Spills easily wipe up even from our very young grandchildren spilling fruit juice on them. I even had a co-worker of mine comment how he loved the smell of leather in a new car. I have to admit that I didn't tell him he was actually seated in vinyl seats. At this point in time I am convinced that I would not opt for leather even if the Caramel color was available in that option. Time will tell if Nuluxe holds up as well or even better than leather. If anyone who has had Nuluxe for a longer time, please relay your feedback.