|Reviewed By||SCM Staff|
|Price as Tested||$49,825|
Comfortable, luxurious crossover with 275-hp, 3.5-liter V6, 25 mpg highway, 6-speed auto, relatively intuitive “mouse” function control system. Little road noise, great stereo with XM satellite, voice command nav, Bluetooth, turning headlights, rain-sensing wipers. Seats heat/cool, heads up display, and every safety gadget you can think of.
Redesign is not pretty. Seems like an awful lot of money for 2WD. Luxury package is whopping $4,800 extra, nav is $2,440, neat headlights, heated/cooled seats $2,000, heads-up display $1,200.
Okay, it’s a no-brainer if your pockets are that deep and you’re a soccer mom in Pacific Palisades. It’ll go 250k miles easy, and it’s smart and comfortable. But for $10,000 less, I’ll take the Toyota Venza, which feels/looks much sharper and has AWD. Now, where’s that 40 mpg diesel hybrid?
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Dec 15, 2009