My wife and I have been looking for an SUV for the past several months. We found that the Explorer had the best bang for the buck for a midsize and the 3rd row seat option is very nice. For the price we couldn't beat it and we've been a GM family for years. We were most impressed with how comfortable and quiet the ride actually is. I'm not sure why people who complain about the interior still bought one anyway? Why spend the money on something you don't like? We love the new interior styling. It was a selling point for us.
Styling, very quiet interior, 3rd row seat option, interior styling, comfortable ride with the rear independent suspension and safety features.