This is an excellent midsized SUV. Other than a paint imperfection on the tailgate (on it when purchased new), I have had no problems in 3 1/2 years of driving. I have the LX 4WD, and its not super quiet, maybe the EXL is better insulated. Rides through Snowbelt winters with no problem while in 2WD. The wife wanted 4WD, but I probably don't need it. Mechanically perfect so far, Nothing but reg scheduled maintenance. I get 20 MPG during my normal day to day driving.
I like the large cargo area, good for traveling with our 100 lb German shepherd, or for hauling supplies.
Having both rear windows even slightly open creates a loud buffeting noise unless the front windows are open as well. Some of the system controls could be in more logical or easily used locations.
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