An easy buy that will fit a large family's needs
Nothing so far. The transmission was replaced by the dealer just before we bought it. Known waveplate issue in the tranny causes failure. Nice to know the issue has been corrected with a new part (and of course the new tranny ;-) ). The engine is leak free and runs great.
Extremely comfortable vehicle.
Good fuel economy for a large SUV (about 24 highway) with the capability to carry 7 people.
Rear seat DVD player is great to keep kids happy (my wife is a nanny who looks after 3 kids and 1 of our own).
A back-up camera is a must with this thing as rear visibility when backing up is pretty bad.
The Nav system is nice, but needs to be updated with a current Nav disc.
Power from the 3.6 V6 is good, but not great. Engine is quiet and does its thing without any obtrusiveness. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears.
With all the bells and whistles, make sure you buy a service contract to protect yourself. If you buy a used loaded vehicle and don't buy a good service contract, you only have yourself to blame if something breaks and you can't afford to fix it.
These are great people carriers that happen to look really good. Let's face it, no one wants to actually drive a minivan around. With these (Lambda platform) SUVs, you don't have to.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2014