QUOTE(BillCollector @ Jul 12 2019, 11:34 PM)
We did consider one but preferred the Kia Sorento but a bit concerned the engine isn't suited for the B10 and later on B20 diesel that would be sold here.I did consider CX-9, Fortuner 2.4D VRZ & Sorento 2.2 D last year when I dumped by A6 hybrid.
At the end CX-9 is out as the price is exorbitant, beyond reasonable. Practically you are paying a lot of duty & tax for almost the same car. Plus the fuel consumption of the so called skyactiv 2.5 Turbo engine is pretty high. Fair enough given the fact that the car weights close to 2 ton.
Next was Fortuner, emm...the 3rd row is hardly usable for normal size adult. And during test drive I did not feel where the 170 HP and 420NM of torque at all. The car just moves with speed so slowly.
And now happy with my first Korea SUV Cheap to own, cheap to run. Did few trips to/fro KL with 6 adult onboard with luggages, all no issue. Still returned a respectable FC of 14-15km/litre on those round trips.