I bought the 2009 base model about a month ago and love this vehicle.
I traded in my 2006 Kia Sorento EX 4WD vehile that had only 71k on it but was a gas hog and very bad in the snow & slick roads. So far I am averaging 24-25MPG and love the ride.
It looks good and feels good.
We are going to take a 5 hour trip in a few weeks so we'll see how comfy it is on long trip.
It is a little slow on the take off but if that is it's only draw back it's fine.
I love the way the back seats can be folded down with the pull of the handles from the far back end.
Love the AUX availablilty so I can listen to all myold favorites.
The cup holders have a lot to be desired.
too far to reach for them and no rubber to hold cups in tightly.
Also need to move the hazard button closer.
Heated outside mirrors on all models.