I paid 23,500 for this vehicle. Right off that price is excellent compared to competitors. The Saturn Vue was at 23,000 as was the RAV 4 for the base model. The XLS model contains a 6 disk CD chager, ...
I paid 23,500 for this vehicle. Right off that price is excellent compared to competitors. The Saturn Vue was at 23,000 as was the RAV 4 for the base model. The XLS model contains a 6 disk CD chager, 18 inch tires, a V-6 engine, an AUX jack behind the console, and radio controls on the steering wheel. Plus the seats have a leather trim and it scomes with fog lights. The automatic air is very nice in this Texas weather.
The fuel economy on the V6 is excellent and the vehicle is light compared to the Toyota Tacoma I used to drive. If any one is considering the base model with the 4 cylinder engine, you may want to rethink that. The engine was a little weak when I test drove it and felt like my old Chevy Cavalier.
The warranty is amazing and very comforting. Between you and me, my credit isn't amazing so I was charged a higher interest rate than other people may get, by paying double digits in interest, it really does provide peace of mind to have a 60 thousand mile bumper to bumper warranty and a 100 thousand mile power train warranty.
The drop down tailgate is a nice feature as well. I teach and coach various sports and it's nice to load and unload things easily.
When I purchased the vehicle I was shown the 3rd row seating and thought it was worthless. It's a mesh seat that is very small and uncomfortable. That is until I needed it. While it seats 5 I needed to make a short trip with 6 people. While that extra seat wasn't the most comfortable ride for my passanger, it got the job done and saved me an extra trip.
As I said earlier, the features are great and you will pay the same amount for a loaded XLS model as you will for another SUV's base model. The vehicle has some nice speed to it and the chrome finish is a nice touch.
I knowthe saying is that you get what you pay for. In this case, it's a good thing......