2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.6L 8cyl 6A)
I looked at everything out there, I mean everything including the much touted Tahoe. Nothing stacked up overall against the Explorer. Pilot was spartan and uncomfortable, 4Runner is behind on everything, Pathfinder LE was closest competitor but they are not discounted, Tahoe is just not there yet. Acadia/Outlook are close but do not offer the tow capacity I needed. So there you have it. It came down to the Explorer and I have no regrets.
Comfortable interior. Overall styling. Power everything.
Door handles are hard to get used to. I understand that it is a SUV but when is Ford going to jump on the cylinder deactivating technology. Fuel economy may jump up a couple of gallons.