Went shopping for a 3 row AWD SUV for my family of 4. We test drove the Subaru Ascent, Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride and Toyota Highlander V6 and Hybrid models. Wife was a bit leary of VW because of friends that had bad experiences with Beetles and Passats. Test drove an SEL Premium and was very impressed with the size, power and handling. Saw one on the lot in Racing Green and had to have that color. After some searching ended up getting an SEL V6 AWD. Because of kids wanted a bench seat instead of captains along with the synthetic leather. It had that along with 20 inch wheels and most options on the SEL Premium except for Fender sound, 360 cameras, and automated mirrors. Ended up with Black interior but would of loved to have found a similar one with the Dark Brown. Paid 43k with no financing. The Racing Green color needs to be seen in person it looks almost black in lower light but really pops in the sun. Gets lots of compliments. Love everything about the car thus far except the MPGs but I tell myself I am offsetting the cost because I no longer have to buy premium fuel. Another plus for kids is how easy it is to put the seats up and down and add and remove car seats.