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16 mpg city and that's the V6 version...and almost $30K? Yeah, that'll sell...not.
 

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I just saw a commercial for this thing and they called it a "luxury SUV". I was skeptical, and then I saw the interior :barf:

This thing has FAIL written all over it.
 

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Is it considered a large-midsize, like Durango-sized? cuz 16/23 mpg isn't bad
 

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16 mpg city and that's the V6 version...and almost $30K? Yeah, that'll sell...not.
276 horsepower V6. Compare it to a similar options Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Pathfinder, or Jeep Commander. All are about the same size, all are body on frame.

The Borrego is the cheapest except for the base Commander with 210 horsepower, and the Borrego has the most powerful V6.

16 city isn't bad for the class, either. It would have been rated 18/23 under the 2007 and earlier EPA rules, which isn't bad for something 4WD and that big.
 

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Since test driving isn't my style when it comes to buying a new car, I did sit in the Borrego. The one car that the local dealer had in showroom, which was the only Borrego they had, with the sticker price of $30K and some change, Actually, I kinda liked it. I prefer it over the Hyundai's Genesis to tell you the truth, though they are not a same category, but since those are two newest offerings from Hyundai/Kia. I posted my impressions on my site, but I won't post it here, since most people here seems to hate the car. If you want to read it and want the url, simply PM me.
 

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Since test driving isn't my style when it comes to buying a new car, I did sit in the Borrego. The one car that the local dealer had in showroom, which was the only Borrego they had, with the sticker price of $30K and some change, Actually, I kinda liked it. I prefer it over the Hyundai's Genesis to tell you the truth, though they are not a same category, but since those are two newest offerings from Hyundai/Kia. I posted my impressions on my site, but I won't post it here, since most people here seems to hate the car. If you want to read it and want the url, simply PM me.
How does it compare to Hyundai's Veracruz?
 

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Don't forget, Veracruz is not a BOF...there is a big difference right there.
 

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Don't forget, Veracruz is not a BOF...there is a big difference right there.
Yeah, I know. I was pretty impressed with what they did with the Veracruz (not too hot on the exterior though) a whole lot more then the Borrego.
 

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276 horsepower V6. Compare it to a similar options Ford Explorer, Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Pathfinder, or Jeep Commander. All are about the same size, all are body on frame.

The Borrego is the cheapest except for the base Commander with 210 horsepower, and the Borrego has the most powerful V6.

16 city isn't bad for the class, either. It would have been rated 18/23 under the 2007 and earlier EPA rules, which isn't bad for something 4WD and that big.
...Commander is not BOF

Also IMO, the Veracruz is ugly...this looks much nicer, but why would someone buy one over a 4-runner or pathfinder??
 

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...Commander is not BOF

Also IMO, the Veracruz is ugly...this looks much nicer, but why would someone buy one over a 4-runner or pathfinder??
The Commander is a body-on-frame vehicle. It is based on the WK platform that the Grand Cherokee rides on, only stretched to accommodate the extra two passengers it can seat; five versus a respective seven.

And, people may choose the Veracruz over a Toyota 4-Runner or a Nissan Pathfinder due to it containing similar interior volume capabilities, whilst exhibiting improved fuel economy versus its B-O-F counterparts. However, as we all know, the downside to a crossover is the lack of towing capabilities. It would be similar to a person purchasing an Acadia over a Yukon only because he wants to fit his family in the vehicle comfortably, but his lifestyle does not necessitate a need for towing.
 
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