|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$37,250 approx|
Subdued Lexus-style SUV, 260 hp V6 with 6-speed automatic is sufficient. Driver sits high for good visibility. Intuitive, simple dash controls, 3rd seat has actual foot room. Multiple safety factors include 6 airbags, active headrests, traction and stability control, electronic distribution brakes. Cool blue script on door sills at night, Good panel fit, surprisingly quiet at highway speeds.
Disappointing paint finish with much orange peel.
While Hyundai is to be applauded for its upmarket ambitions, the proof of this pudding is about 50,000 miles away. Until then, the jury’s out.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jan 01, 2009