Aug 01, 2008
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $59,318
Likes

Immensely capable grand routier, easy to drive fast, comfortable and predictable. 4.6-liter V8 finally delivers adequate 342hp, and 5.4 seconds 0-60; 8-speed auto trans helps keep highway mileage in mid-20s. 5-door shape creates big trunk, spacious back seat. Mark Levinson stereo, heated and cooled seats, speed-sensitive steering.

Dislikes

Silly retractable switch panel for mirrors and other similar oddities. Navigation system not intuitive, stubborn humpback body design is insufficiently elegant for this class of car.

Verdict

Improvement over show car that started this shape back in 2001 or 2002 but still basically a Chrysler Airflow. Undoubtedly good value but will always have to be explained, like sensible shoes.

Fun to Drive
4.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 342hp
Zero to Sixty Time 5.4 seconds
EPA Mileage mid 20s