For transporting a family on vacation, and for hauling cargo, -- its a dream. Its fold-down 2nd and 3rd row seats provides versatility. However its 13mpg deters it from daily driving. Its interior are well designed with kids in mine, as well as hauling 30 bags of groceries.
Its got power to spare but the ride is truck-like. Don't expect it to stop in wet weather, --- otherwise its a great SUV for the money. No major mechanical defects or problem transpired during my ownership.
The interior layout. The exterior look.
Fold-down rear seats. The 3rd row seat. Seating for 7.
MUCH better gas miles - 13mpg is unacceptable these days.
Better ride and breaking - stopping is a problem in wet weather, even with new tires.