After test-driving a Hyundai Tuscon, Subaru Outback, Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander and KIA Sorrento, we decided to buy this vehicle. We traded a BMW 540i in on it, and while it obviously wasn't in that class of vehicle for handling and performance, we were more satisfied with it than the others. It is feels very solid, handles well and is nice to look at, inside and out. The technology was surprising for an SUV in this price range, as well. With under 500 miles driven so far, we can't comment on long-term reliability. But we are averaging 25 mph. in the Ozarks of Missouri (rolling hills). So far, we are very happy with this vehicle.
Styling, quality of materials, handling, fuel consumption, the navigation/camera system, Bluetooth capability, various advanced technology features, smooth transmission, AWD, smooth and quiet ride.
Could use a bit more pick up, but it is decent for this size engine and better than the others we tried.