Best Car I've Ever Owned!
May 1, 2012
This car is amazing. I was first attracted to it because of it's high safety ratings, but soon found that the performance and handling are superb. I test drove nearly every crossover vehicle on the market, and this was by far the best. (even over the Porche Cayenne) The safety features are too many to even list, the interior is luxurious and controls intuitive. I tested everything from the Hyundai Tucson to the Porche Cayenne, Lexus, BMW, Cadillac, (and everything in between: Mazda, Toyota, Nissan, Acura, ) and found that the performance and handling of this car topped them all. The all wheel drive and independent rear steering make the car drive like its on rails. In comparison, the Mazda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota & Acura felt light in the front end, like they wanted to float over the road instead of the solid road hugging feeling that the FX & Cayenne gave. The one complaint that I have seen mentioned in other reviews is that the ride is a bit stiff. This depends on your point of view. This crossover handles like a sports car. It does not have the soft mushy suspension of a typical luxury car. If you prefer a very soft ride you may prefer something else. If your want a crossover that handles like a sports car, this can't be beat. One note, the 21" wheels on the FX 50 S do increase the interior noise level. I found it a worthwhile trade. Others may be bothered by it. The one area that this vehicle falls a tiny bit short is cargo space. Due to the sloping sporty exterior styling, you do loose a bit of height in the cargo area. I have not found it to be a problem, as the seats do fold down if you need to load large items, but depending on your needs, this might be an issue. I actually prefer more cargo space, but after driving this car I realized that I would rather leave things behind that have to give up this performance and handling. Love it, love it, love it.