Mar 01, 2009
Reviewed By Jim Pickering
Price as Tested $34,375

Sporty 2.3-liter turbocharged and direct-injected 244-hp four is quick, Active Torque Split AWD system works well both on wet pavement and in deep snow. Comfortable leather interior for four (but a bit tight for five), plenty of cargo capacity even with split rear bench raised.


Silly credit card key needs to be studied for each unlock (and try that in the dark). Premium fuel and 16/22 mpg unacceptable. Car-like styling an acquired taste.


Well-balanced sporty feel and some utility, excellent crash ratings, competitively priced, with laundry list of luxury options. Give me the same performance with better mileage, and lose the credit card key before I do.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
2.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Horsepower 244hp