Okay guys and gals my lease is up this year on my Ford Focus Electric and my Xterra is 11 years old with 115K on it and needs more work then it is worth.
So I'm in the market for an Xterra replacement.
I have a few vehicles on my list and want to know what the group thinks of them.
Few notes I need an SUV for ground clearance as I drive where there is typically 4-8 inches of snow so can't get a Minivan. AWD/4WD is a must and the vehicle needs to handle steep inclines when fully loaded and possibly having a trailer. Also will be used for Home Depot runs and minor offroading.
Ford Explorer (V6 TT)
Feels small inside compared to the large outside
My favorite due to the size and capability although I wish it had better MPG. New model on the way makes me think this might look outdated in a year.
Hyundai Santa Fe (2017)
Looks good on paper and my wife loves her Sonata. Not sure if the V6 will have enough power when loaded with kids, gear, and possible trailer. Lower price then others.
Looks good on paper but I think the 3rd row might be too small.
Large vehicle with plenty of room to use third row and luggage. V6 might be a little weak.
Really like this vehicle but worry about reliability.