2005 Buick Rendezvous CX AWD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
The Rendezvous drives very nicely, and I find it very easy to manuver into parking spaces. The amount of cargo room is great. Also, the second row of seats fold forward to allow for extra cargo room if it's needed. I average about 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, so I guess the fuel economy is about average for this size SUV. The back end of the vehicle did start making a "groaning" noise a few months ago, which I was told by my mechanic was a problem with the rear differential fluid (I don't know if others have had this problem), so the fluid was refilled and the problem has not recurred so far. I don't have any kids, but there's lots of room on board for all four of my dogs!
Cargo room; folding second row; large center console
Seat fabric and carpet seems to stain easily, so a more stain-resistant fabric would be nice; rear hatch requires some effort to close, so close-assist would be a nice feature; better gas mileage