A very enjoyable vehicle at a very acceptable price.
Too young to have faults.
Very comfortable, with plenty of seat adjustment.
The rear seats fold up and slide right forward (and right back) giving huge amount of floor storage space. Both rows of seats also fold right down to create beds for those who want to use the vehicle as a bedroom.
My model only has seatings for 4 which can be limiting at times. It just means I can't take all the grandchildren out for a drive at once.
The 4 speed tiptronic gearbox is great. However would have liked to have the 5 speed tiptronic box.
The four wheel drive gives great road grip.
The GDI motor has plenty of get up and go. Very close to the performance of my previous 2.5 V6 Legnum.
Good fuel economy, slightly better than the Legnum.
I tow a 16 foot caravan, and this vehicle handles it very well.
The vehicles multi communications system is simply awesome. Multi CD, cassette player, full digital audio control with EQ, fuel economy display, average speed, kilometers of fuel left in tank, compass and altimeter and GPS (unfortunately Japan only)
Storage compartments everywhere to hold those necessary bits and bobs.
Great road view from the higher vehicle.
I don't know whether to call it a 4 X 4 or SUV. It fits both categories.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2003