Since the other one got locked, here's a new one.
We were around the Lake Tahoe area for a week or so, and the cheapest option through Costco was a standard SUV ($360 for 8 days with a rental child seat). I was hoping for a Hyundai/Kia product, as they tend to hold up better than most rentals I've had, but nope. 2019 Explorer Limited 4WD with the n/a 3.5.
Lots of room for activities. Huge trunk.
Very quiet on smooth highway.
Smooth but slowly shifting transmission.
Auto-open trunk lets you open it (much faster) by hand without freaking out.
MPG. Picked it up with a 16mpg average and got it up to 21 or so. Not terrible for an almost 5k lb SUV, but combined with $4.49/gallon gas, it was annoying.
Ride quality. Good on smooth roads, but the 20" wheels rattled the hell out of it on anything else. It didn't make me want to go "exploring".
Interior fit and odd material choices that didn't really match.
Carplay had some bugs.
A bit underpowered, but it was at 6-7k feet of elevation.
Instrumentation layout and design. It's ugly, unintuitive, and nothing matches. It mostly looks like an afterthought.
Blinker and door chime sound. It's enough to keep me out of a Ford. Even my 3-year-old hated it.
A/C seats didn't do a whole lot. On that note, the A/C was pretty weak around town as well.
LED headlight performance.