This is the 3rd SUV I have owned and I like far better than the other two(1996 Explorer and 2001 Pathfinder).The ride is similar to that of a luxury car in terms of comfort and noise. The 3rd row of seats is actually easy to use and big enough for two adults. Overall I think it's a great vehicle.
This is the most comfortable SUV I have ridden in that's under 50 grand. The gas mileage is the same or better than my 2001 Pathfinder while the Durango is much larger.
The only complaint I have about this vehicle is the lack of visibility while driving. The windows are very small vertically and I'm 6'3", so I find myself bending my head down a lot just to see.