It was smooth, quiet and easy. The V6 has power and you can feel it, which made me feel quite strong on the road. Coupled with the height and the size of the car and I felt quite formidable. This was a car I could drive the kids around in and feel seriously safe and secure while doing it. Don’t underestimate that feeling. For me, that was one of the things I loved most.
It steamed up the hill near my house where I test all cars on without taking a breath, and wasn’t slow off the mark either. Heavy? Yes slightly, but I even liked the heaviness - it added to the rock solid feeling.
The only time it was stiff was when I trying to squeeze into a parallel park and turning the steering wheel all the way got a bit tough. Same when I had to do a tight three-point turn. You do also feel the size if you are trying to squeeze into a small park as it is a big car. But it does give you seven seats, so, there’s that.