Originally Posted by TheCrow1994
This might sound crazy, but we didn't test drive any other vehicle when we decided to purchase new. I read TONS and TONS of information on the web and read all the consumer and professional reviews about the 'Nox. So, my wife and I test drove one, and ordered an LTZ on the spot. We would have considered the 2011 Ford Edge. But, by the time you add up all the options that we would have wanted, we would have been WELL above what we paid for the 'Nox.
Within this segment (small crossover CUV) I too was seriously considering the 2011 Ford Edge due to the enhanced cabin - especially the myFord touch system. However, like you once I priced out the options I would have wanted (almost fully loaded) the price was just too high for me. The only alternative vehicle we considered was the redesigned Kia Sorento which I still believe is an excellent vehicle for the price and has some options not available on the Terrain like dual climate control, panaoramic sunroof and third row seating. Additionally, the KIA's cabin tech is just as good if not better than the Terrain with respect to Bluetooth functionality (Terrain does not automatically download the phone's address book).
Ultimately, the wife decided that for the 30K plus purchase price she preferred the Terrain over the Sorento. Despite the items mentioned above in the Sorento's favor, the wife fell in love with the Terrain's unique exterior styling and the modern feel and refinement of the interior cabin in comparison to the Sorento. The price differential with the comparable options we were looking at was about an extra $2,500 to $3,000 for the Terrain, however, she felt that it was well worth it.
We've been told to expect delievery of the vehicle (2011 SLT-2) next week. I don't see many Terrains on the road but I also don't see them on the GMC lot that I drive past every morning. I'm glad to see several Sorentos on the road as consumers are not letting the Korean automaker's past quality issues deter them from this fine vehicle.
If I had my drutters however, I would have purchased a SLT-2 Acadia which I think along with the Buick Enclave is one of the sweetest looking crossovers on the market. I just don't have the dough to swing that 40K+ purchase price with the options my wife and I want in a new vehicle.