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I want a stylish SUV that is fun to drive but comfortable for those long road trips. I would like decent/good gas mileage and I love a cool looking interior. I am very tech oriented. I live in an area that can have rough winters with both snow and ice. There is also a very bumpy dirt road I have to take often. Sometimes for work I am stuck in the car for 5-6 hours a day so comfort is important.


Priorities: Reliability & durability / Interior styling / Exterior styling / Fuel economy / Ride smoothness

Preferred Bodystyle(s): SUV

Car Needs: Daily commuter / Errands about town / Long trips / Towing or hauling / Off-roader

Primary Driver(s): Tall driver

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 75000
Maximum age: 6 years

Maximum price: US $ 22000

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Response from mkaresh

10:52 am November 10, 2014

Asking for reliability, styling, handling, and ride quality on a bumpy dirt road makes this a tough one. It's just not possible to maximize all of these in the same vehicle.

The Ford Edge isn't outstanding in any particular area, but performs well in all of them, including reliability. The 2011 was the first with the MyFord Touch system, which has its critics but that tech-oriented people are more likely to like. The closely related Lincoln MKX is a little more luxurious.

Ford patterned the Edge after the Nissan Murano. The second-generation Murano, offered from 2009 on, has been reliable in our surveys so far. Older Muranos have transmission and suspension issues.

The Infiniti EX and FX (second-gen 2009 and up) are stylish, reliable, and fun to drive, but ride firmly and don't have the highest-tech infotainment systems. Plus the EX is very tight inside.

If you really don't need much interior space the Nissan JUKE might also be an option.

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