|Reviewed By||SCM Staff|
|Price as Tested||$33,165|
Compact, crisp design echoes BMW X3. Simple and intelligent instruments and switches, elegant interior touches. 200hp, 4-cyl turbo has plenty of power, 6-speed automatic offers manual shift, heated seats enjoyable, navigation and backup camera useful, quiet at speed, full-length moonroof with screen.
Blonde linen seats and door panels will be filthy in a month, electronic steering is numb, brakes soft until you jump on them, short overall length means little luggage space, mirrors useless when rain beads up on them. $1,950 for navigation system, $1,300 for sunroof seems excessive.
A calculated shot at Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 but less room than the RAV4, not as driver-friendly as the CR-V and more expensive than both.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Oct 01, 2009