Jul 01, 2008
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $27,948
Likes

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.

Dislikes

Interior has acres of cheap-looking hard plastic; 16–22 mpg is just unacceptable a mini-SUV today.

Verdict

Seems like a bargain in a bitterly fought segment. Too bad about the mileage, another 5 mpg would do it.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 252 hp