Not a Head Turner, but Fast in a Straight Line
October 23, 2018
The exterior design of the car is very plain and average. The acceleration is brisk, but the handling is not up to the task of the performance. It has been reliable, but the brakes are an issue. New rotors, pads and sensors after 40,000 miles is terrible, especially for a boulevard cruiser. This is not a track car or a skid pad demon, it is a family station wagon disguised as an SAV. The depreciation is steep as well, as it has lost more than 50% of its value in six years. The 8 speed transmission is a bit much as it is constantly upshifting and ends up in 8th gear at 50 mph. The fuel economy is worse than stated, which seems par for the course with every vehicle. The EPA needs to change the test to real world conditions and give us accurate ratings. With all of this said it is a decent vehicle. Just be aware that once the warranty period is over the maintenance costs can be very steep, $200 oil changes anyone? How about $400 for four spark plugs, or $200 for a cabin filter!