We were looking for a car similar to our Mazda Tribute. We had it narrowed down to the Hyundai Sante Fe, Mercury Mariner, and the Honda CRV. We compared the 4 cylinder Mariner to the CRV and there was no comparison. The CRV has quite the pick up for a 4 cylinder and the Mariner was very jerky when accelerating. The CRV also rides closer to the ground which allows you to take corners tighter and not feel like you might tip over. So far we are very happy with our decision.
I-Pod plug in. Great windshield wipers. Extra leg room for the rear passengers (the seats can slide back).
Make the seats more comfortable! I initially dismissed this car because the seat was so uncomfortable for me. Since my husband will be the main driver of it, I had him decide if it was comfortable enough for him. He thought it was okay so we went ahead with the purchase.
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