a comfortable and classic looking car
October 19, 2018
This car met all our needs at the time, even now we have a baby, it doesn't seem small for 3 of us.
My wife loves the "heavy" body, but it accelerates really very well, and the handling is good.
The stereo was good. It is a fun car to drive, even 6 hours doesn't make me feel tired.
The interior is not as mordern as the new xc60, however, we could not wait and was in need of car and looked better than most of other cars we test drove, i.e. audi q5, benz glk, acura mdx.
The exterior is very classic, not as cute as audi q5, but looks pretty good.
Security features like blind spot detection was very helpful and the sensor would alarm when someone/car crosses when it is in rear gear.
Its handling was not as good as audi and bmw, but was better than the others.(from my wife's opinion, I could not tell much of a difference on handling between different cars ).
The seats are very comfortable. The steering wheel and gas pedal is not light, which my wife loves.
Cons: it doesn't have as much storage space as Japanese cars like Lexus r350, and I am not sure the reason why the 2nd row seat could not tilt, audi q5 could do that. And for the year we purchased, it did not support apple play, which you can drop your google navigation on to the screen.