This is one of the very few mid sized truck based SUV's out there. I like to do some mild off road activites and have a boat to tow, so a car based SUV is not an option. So far I have loved it. Even though it is a mid size SUV, it has a very commanding stance on the highway. It feels larger than it is, people even comment on how large it looks. The handling is good for this type of SUV, especially since its truck based. It takes some adjustments at first, but once you figure out how to drive it, you'll be pleased. The ride is a little on the bouncy side, but again its a truck! It does well on basic off roads. A great alternative to a full size suv if you need 2 rows of seating.
The appearance is a very good feature of this vehicle. The gas mileage is very good for a vehicle of this type. This was a huge improvement over the Chevrolet Trailblazer I had in terms of size, quality, looks, gas mileage and resale value. Lots of leg and headroom in both front and rear seats, which is great because our entire family is tall!
And that is with a moonroof! It has both ac and dc power outlets, which is very handy!
I need glasses to see the radio displays, they are too small! The cloth seats are extremely ugly! Go for the leather upgrade, you wont be sorry!