Safe, secure, versatile, solid and comfortable
By Mattie on Friday, March 27, 2015
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Great vehicle, safe, versatile and luxurious"
Cons: "Mile could be better; 16 - 17 mpg"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is the second QX56 we've owned and we're now debating whether to trade our current 2006, also known as "Sweetie," for a 2015/16. In almost ten years of ownership, other than regular maintenance, we have not had one problem with Sweetie. She is still solid, rattle and squeak free. We've owned GMC Yukon Denaili XL's, Suburbans, and Mercedes and can honestly say this is as close to an ideal SUV as you'll ever get. Although this is a 2006, this vehicle was ahead of it's time in that it has a lot of technical and safety features that are still current, up to date, and would be options on new vehicles today.
Our particular problem is that I'm a petite woman married to a tall man so finding a SUV that "fits" the both of us can be a challenge - until we found the QX56. As this is "my" primary vehicle it was important for me to be able to get comfortable and have good visability. The QX56 has a ridiculous amount of seating adjustments that makes it possible for the both of us to get comfortable and thanks to the adjustable steering wheel and adjustable brake and gas pedals (!) it makes it possible for me not only to see over the steering wheel, but to have the necessary visability needed for safety and security.
The QX56 is comfortable - there is more room in the front seats of the vehicle than the Yukon XL which is important for men with broad shoulders. No crampiness here! Sweetie combines luxury and versatility. We have towed with it, hauled kids with it, moved a sofa with it, picked up landscaping material-including shrubs and a tree, and everything in between. The vehicle is very secure on the road whether in heavy rain or snow. It handles snow like a tank, never sliding, always solid, and considering our driveway is up a hill, it's been tested! City driving, expressways, country lanes, or crowded parking lots - this vehicle handles them all with ease. Of course, driver visability is excellent.
So the question is, do we purchase a 2015/16 or do we stay with "Sweetie?" After re-reading this, maybe we'll keep her for a while longer."
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