|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$27,948|
Complete package of options found on cars costing $10,000 more. Extensive safety system includes ABS, traction control, brake assist, airbags on three rows, neat rear camera in rear mirror. 252 hp V6 is adequate, 5-speed auto transmission smooth (if buzzy), good external fit and finish, useful back seat with 3rd mini-seat behind it, navigation, XM radio, heated leather seats, intuitive controls.
Interior has acres of cheap-looking hard plastic; 16–22 mpg is just unacceptable a mini-SUV today.
Seems like a bargain in a bitterly fought segment. Too bad about the mileage, another 5 mpg would do it.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jul 01, 2008