We've had our new XT for two days. Our 3rd XT is different than our old ones. It is bigger, especially in the back seat area. More SUV than wagon. Feels taller. It will be used by 'she who must be obeyed' during the week. We'll use it for Rocky Mtn. Interstates & backroads on weekends. She looked at several vehicles, including, the CR-V, RAV-4, Liberty and 2011 Sorento V6. She(we) wanted all weather capability, comfort, some ground clearance, punch to pass trucks on grades and to get herself out of trouble, visibility and IIHS safety. Her 'feelings'/comments: CR-V very nice interior and good handling, good quality, needs more clearance, 'adequate' punch. RAV-4 cheap looking interior, adequate handling and visibility, V6:good acceleration, kind of boring. Liberty: o.k., but cheap interior, just o.k. handling and ride, poor passing power, kind of crude feeling, but good on local dirt roads. Sorento: nice interior, o.k. handling, ride and acceleration, felt a little too big with blind spots, reliability/IIHS unknown. XT: nice interior, great visibility, nice handling and comfortable ride, plenty of punch, the most FUN to drive.