My wife has to drive a lot for work, so we were looking for a reliable vehicle with some space for the family trips. In 12000 miles, this car has been great. Good luggage capacity, decent gas mileage (26mpg average), good handling, firm but comfortable ride, and AWD. So far not a single problem with it. Love the interior (except for the seats) and the overall build quality of the car. For a wagon, the styling is also very nice. The engine has OK performance, but the 4 speed auto transmission is the weak point. It takes FOREVER to kick down once you floor it. Luckily there is the manumatic feature. Overall, we love the car and would definitely buy it again.
AWD - great on unplowed, snowy roads. HUGE moonroof, good cargo capacity, 17" wheels, bright headlights, quiet interior. Great access to oil filter.
Auto transmission, lack of bass in stereo system (will want subwoofer), hard seats make long trips slightly uncomfortable (even with 8-way power drivers seat).
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