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!