Nov 19, 2005
Reviewed By SCM Staff
Price as Tested $33,355
Likes

Very sharp-looking for a wagon, lots of creature comforts, clean instrument panel, ability to set preferences such as how long the lights stay on after you turn off the car.

Dislikes

Couldn’t get my foot to the gas pedal without bumping the brake pedal, under-powered for the T5 option, not a stable car at upper highway speeds.

Verdict

Driving through Montana at 90 mph was not the smooth sailing it should be in a new car. I felt that I had to have both hands on the wheel at all times, in the ten-and-two position. A full-size pick-up beat me down a mountain pass because the car did not instill confidence in taking freeway corners at speed. For a wagon, it’s a nice-looking car, but I’ll leave it at home if I take another 2,200-mile road trip.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
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