Vehicle used high quality parts in construction. Won SUV of the year for 2004. Used actual ladder box frame, not unibody.
Best price for what you get on the market today. EX model 4x4 for 25K. No other manufacturer can match it.
Looks like an SUV without being too boxy. Quick looks can mistake it for a BMW X series or a Merc M series. Build tolerances are very tight.
Quality. Firm, supportive seats. Nice layout of guages and controls. Plenty of leg and head room in the front and back.
47K miles and no issues. Kept on strict Kia service plan.