I was shopping for a mid-size SUV and pretty much looked at what every major car company had to offer in the $25,000 dollar range. I love this car because its style is timeless, not too boxy and not too round. The SXT is also a V6, which is great. I test drove the SE model and found that the V4 wasn't powerful enough for the weight of the car. Test drive them both!
All of the gadgets: auto-dimming rear view mirror, electric driver's seat adjustment, lit cup holders, wide angle mirror (built into sunglasses holder) to view your kids in the back seat, numerous cargo compartments, etc.
The steering wheel blocks your view of the gauges, kind of pain!
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.