|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$24,865|
Functional utility wagon, with good visibility and room for 4 adults and 2 kids. Simple dash, intuitive controls (3 big knobs), excellent Rockford-Fosgate stereo. Handles well, drop-down bumper/tailgate useful for loading.
CVT transmission feels like it’s slipping, 20 mpg city unacceptable from 168 hp, 4-cyl and only FWD. 3rd seat had annoying squeak; interior plastic as crude as a Lancer.
Fairly Spartan package, which would be OK if you’re filling it with muddy soccer kids, hunting dogs or skiers. But with 2WD, you won’t be going skiing or hunting will you? And if you spend extra $$$ for 4WD and a V6, you’re up against a RAV4 or a used Toyota Highlander.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
May 01, 2009