Luxury Package With Pre-Collision ($3,590 -- includes pre-collision system, dynamic radar cruise control, semi-aniline leather-trimmed interior, driver and passenger front heated and ventilated seats, heated second-row seats, center-console-mounted cool box, smart access card key, African Bubinga wood interior trim, 20-inch alloy wheels); DVD Rear Seat Entertainment Center ($1,990 -- includes 9-inch LCD screen and two wireless headphones); Intuitive Park Assist With Wide-View Front and Side Monitor ($1,000); Luxury Value Edition ($0 - includes Mark Levinson 19-speaker reference surround sound audio system, six-disc DVD/CD changer).
Naturally aspirated, port-injected gasoline V8
5,663cc (346 cu-in)
DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
No wheelspin off the line regardless of launch technique. Brake torque does very little to help acceleration in any way. Impressive acceleration for an approximately 6,000-pound SUV. Best run in "D", ECT in "PWR" mode.
Soft, long-travel pedal still produces one short stop. After that, distances increase.
Slalom: Stability calibration in the slalom is actually quite good with smooth hands. Turn it off, however, and it will go faster, but hang on! Skid pad: Wow! Stability Off actually means off! It also means drivers should have due respect for this big beast. Numb steering at limit makes driving right on the edge of grip a real challenge. Suspension in "Sport" -- ride height in middle setting.