Best RWD Midsize SUV
What is the best rear wheel drive midsize SUV to buy and what brands have RWD vehicles? I recently bought a 2014 Nissan Murano and hate it. The new transmission is weak and the FWD is horrible.
How about the Pathfinder or the Toyota 4 Runner? Unfortunately the Explorer is now front wheel drive.
I don't like the RAV4, Escape and the CRV because they are part time all wheel drive or front wheel drive.
That's why I took that down. I was mistaken. I would not have a CVT either
Pathfinder is too expensive as well as the 4 Runner which has a choppy ride. I don't trust car dealers, so I guess I'm relying on the public to help me decide what to trade for.
If you can afford it, the Mercedes M-class. http://cars.axlegeeks.com/d/c/SUV-_-_-Crossover/RWD
I actually like the Subaru CVT and it is the only one I would consider. Subaru has the oil consumption issue and I lost the lottery on that one.
http://www.autobytel.com/sport-utility-vehicles/car-buying-guides/10-best-mid-size-suvs-122968/ -- however they start with Jeep and that sorta takes away my confidence from the site
If you are looking for an economical and smooth riding RWD SUV then you have almost no choice at all. Not a lot in that price range that is attractive. Maybe the Hyundai is RWD but I don't know.
I drove the heck out of my 2002 Ford Explorer and felt very safe in it. It gave me everything I asked for and was running fine until some young girl not paying attention rear ended me and bent the frame. I had to buy something in a hurry and thought this car was okay. I'm looking to trade as soon as possible. Gas mileage is excellent, but the CVT transmission and FWD are horrible.
I like the 2013 Mercedes GLX 350, but right now it's just now in my price range. Don't know anything about their maintenance either.
The Explorer is strangely now front wheel drive except for the 4WD models. That would be my choice in mid-sized SUV.
You might consider the Ford Edge but it is front wheel drive if you don't get the all wheel drive. It is bigger than the CRV class mini- SUV's.
Just curious... why do you prefer Rear wheel drive? I am not dissing your opinion just wonder...
On a slick road FWD gives no traction when taking off or stopping. When accelerating up a hill there is no control over the front wheels.
I tried a Ford Edge. It was basically the same, but smaller interior. It was much like the RAV4 and neither had any power, plus they have FWD. If you're taking off on a slope with a FWD vehicle there is no traction or control of the front wheels.
2015 Subaru Outback Limited with 3.6 H6 engine, 256 horsepower and 245 foot pounds of torque. The cabin is very roomy with generous legroom,
See this, http://www.motortrend.com/news/2015-subaru-outback- 36r-first-test/
By the way, most of the vehicles you mentioned are all compact size while the Outback is a midsized vehicle built on the Legacy chassis. It is definitely larger than the Forrester, RAV4, CRV, and others. Take one for a spin with the CVT transmission and be prepared to be impressed. Also is a leading car for passengers safety. Good luck.
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