Vehicle is rated to tow 5,200 lbs with the upgraded V-6 for 2009 (Direct Injection, Spark Ignited)...288 Horses, 270 Ft.Lbs, 17-24 mpg!! The interior layout allows seating for 8. Adults can truly use the 3rd row. Access to it is easy w/the sliding sy
Seamless 6 speed tranny/Power Tailgate/Backup Camera/Remote Start/Navigation/Skyscape roof/ONStar
Too Early to judge (625 miles on her). Initially, 1st tank 15.6 mpg. I am attributing the low mpg due to the honeymoon of a new vehicle and sitting idling for extended times while figuring out how everything works (and showing features to others).
For a 4,700 lb vehicle, the direct injection V-6 coupled to the 6 speed tranny DOES give spirited performance for its size. Do feel the power available can work against ones achieving high mpg.
Fit and finish is VERY GOOD. This XR has an all leather interior and feels very soft and rich. Very well appointed interior.