Oct 01, 2009
Reviewed By SCM Staff
Price as Tested $33,165
Likes

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.

Dislikes

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.

Verdict

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