Quick acceleration (3.5L V-6), relaxed high-speed highway cruising; 6-speed, manually-shiftable automatic is unobtrusive and always in the right gear; automatic AWD can be locked in 4WD for maximum grip.
Average fuel economy at 22.5 MPG is lower than expected but still not bad.
Beautiful, without being overwrought. Looks pricier than it is. Comfortable, spacious interior. Versatile: carries a _lot_ of stuff with the back seats folded down.
Surprisingly good handling. Twisty mountain roads are actually fun in this vehicle, which I didn't expect.
No issues so far at 30,000 miles.