and promptly win Wards 10 Best Interiors honors earlier this year.
one of the 10 Best UX awards, joining the Lexus RX and BMW 7-Series as dual winners.
FCA's Uconnect, and, the 8.4-in. (20-cm) touchscreen provides the ability to simplify the complexity and has appropriate redundancies. There are four knobs on the center stack: the fan, gear selector and two audio controls – including the timeless technology of a tuning dial. is a winner on both fronts. We’re longtime fans of
Smartphone pairing is effortless. The voice controls with which many automakers still struggle are among the best we tested. We have to ask just once for Sirius XM’s Underground Garage.
The Limited model we tested offers no fewer than seven USB ports and a Blu-Ray DVD player connected to two seatback video screens with large, sharp displays. Third-row passengers already treated to reclining seats easily can see what's playing.
We give the infotainment system raves nearly across the board. “Pretty much maxed out here. All that’s missing is a pool table,” enthuses Editorial Director Dave Zoia.
offers a serviceable if not comprehensive range of today's safety technologies: adaptive cruise control; forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking; lane-departure warning; and pedestrian, blindspot and rear crosspath detection.
Limited’s base price of $42,495 up to $48,455, not unreasonable for a family needing more space than many costlier SUVs.
Finally, this from Senior Editor Drew Winter: “For families and overall utility, this is the best vehicle man has ever invented.”
Imagine what may come in the future from the company that invented the minivan a generation ago.