The wife was previously driving a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. We HATED this vehicle. It had mechanical issues, electrical issues, seat material issues and was a terrible color - light khaki. Apparently it was hard for people to see on the road because people regularly pulled out in front of us - resulting in several close calls and 2 front end accidents.
Out with the old....In with the new:
Anyway, we dumped it recently and picked up our first General Motors product - a 2011 GMC Acadia. It has 7-person seating (2 front, 2 2nd row captains chairs, 3 3rd row bench). I have to say that I am EXTREMELY satisfied with this vehicle. It rides sooooo smooth and the middle level trim (SLT-1) has tons of features (dual sunroof, backup camera, heated leather seats, headrest DVD players w/ wireless headphones, electronic tailgate, his/hers air controls, rear air control, rear radio/xm capability, and tons more.
It is a 3.6L V6 VVT with direct injection. We got the AWD - which is 80% front / 20% rear full-time. It handles very well!
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I recommend this to anyone that does not want to drive a mini-van but wants the same amount of space. You will not be disappointed. And we got $4,000 rebates and 2.6% financing.
Pictures will follow - when I wash it for the first time tomorrow...