A good reliable vehicle that has all season versatility and comfort for 5 passengers
It was bought after we added to our family and our older car was no longer suitable. It has proven itself so far with no issues, the AC blows cold, the drivetrain is strong and reliable and the 4WD has proven itself in some serious mud. (Mud up to the door bottoms, no problem).
It has good acceleration and easy to use cabin and dash controls.
The fuel economy is good for a mid size SUV of its size.
The rear 3rd row jump seat is super tight and should only be considered for small children, and only even then for short distances (they too get cranky when their knees are up to their chest and the seat is only 3 inches above the floor boards).
It's no Highlander Limited or Grand Cherokee Limited, but it handles the same terrain at a fraction of the cost, and gets you from A to B across town.
I like it because I won't feel too bad the first time my kids spill ice cream in it or when the dog jumps up and scratches the door sill. It's the utility version of the SUVs in my opinion, with all the comforts of a higher end vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2009