OK acceleration from the 3.0 six-cylinder turbo engine. The steering is accurate with good feel build-up. The brakes stop the car quickly, but with a very soft-feeling brake pedal.
The non-defeatable stability control doesn't intervene during performance driving and corrects rather than punishes. Decent everyday handling for a midsize crossover with moderate body roll.
Well-controlled, flat ride with no floatiness at all.
There is little road and wind noise, but there is some noticeable engine accessory drive noise at low vehicle speeds.
Most of the controls are easy to use. However, there are a few cryptic markings on the steering wheel and the navigation system is quite difficult to use, especially the first time.
Some blockage from the rear pillars, but the overall visibility to the rear is good and a back-up camera is available.
Seat Access & Space
Front seats have ample head- and shoulder room. The rear seats have good headroom, but only OK legroom. The rear seats don't slide fore and aft as on many of today's crossovers.
Cargo & Storage
Not a lot of interior storage space for a midsize crossover; there's a small center console.
Good fit and finish. High-quality interior materials and textures with Scandanavian flair.