I like the fact that seven people can
fit comfortably. I like the overall
exterior design. I love the built-in
tether strap restaints. The interior
could use some work. Easier steering
wheel tilting to make getting in and
out easier would be nice. Third row
could use a little more foot room. The
seats are all very deep. I am 5'3" and
I find it very difficult to make myself
comfortable in the driver's seat. My
back hurts whenever I travel long
distances. And what happened to storage
area!? I can just fit in my
The sporty exterior design is very
nice. I also like the anti-theft
system and the automatic lights. The
roomy 2nd row seat is a big plus. I
especially like the the safety
restraints for my children. I feel
they are very safe in this vehicle.
The third row area could use some more
leg room. More storage area would also
be very convinient. The tilt steering
column does not adjust enough to allow
easy exit and entry.
This is my 1st new trcuk so I am not a
great judge of new vehicles. I am very
happy with the size of the vehicle, it
has plenty of storage and with the NBX
rack and net on the top you can just
throw your Christmas tree up there and
head home. I love the upright seating
and view of the road, and the look of
the 17 inch wheels and tires add to my
Puddle lights for my wife, especially
on uneven surfaces, the key pad door
access you can't live without (I think
only Ford) and that nice red color.The
NBX package rack for my toys and the 2"
tow package reciever.
I had a 1996 EB which I absolutely
loved. It had every amenity I needed
and none that I didn't. At 160,000
miles and counting I decided to trade
it for a 2003. Big disappointment.
Granted I went from an EB to an XLT but
the interior looks really cheap. The
tires are loud and the third row seats
are a huge waste of cargo space.
Mileage is a joke at nearly $60/week.
Mostly though there are huge blind
spots that require you to drive well
using only your mirrors. I'm already
looking to trade it in. Last but not
least who thought of moving the gas
tank to the passenger side. Obviously
someone without children. Big safety
Good looking exterior.
Move the gas tank back to the driver's
side. Make seats more comfortable.
Provide option to eliminate third row