My wife and I just completed a lengthy, 7,771 mile trip from Indianapolis throughout the Pacific Northwest and down through Utah and elsewhere (17 states). I could spend many pages describing this amazing trip but my purpose here is to brag up our 2015 MKC! It performed flawlessly the entire time and was the perfect vehicle for the two of us as we spent 34 nights on the road. It accommodated our two suitcases, cameras, 2 chairs, cooler, goodies box and purchases as we visited 14 national and state parks. We averaged 27.7 mpg with the 2.0L ecoboost engine that was very sufficient at 240hp! I was especially pleased with the "sport" setting and how easily it handled steep mountain roads - and we were on many (Glacier NP, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Arches NP, Capital Reef NP, etc.!). I enjoyed driving the twisting hairpins and switchbacks in "sport" setting. On the open plains, it was back to "drive" in the "normal" mode. Again, a pleasure! As literally "first adopters (July of 2014), we are 3 months way from retiring our 39 month lease. We have recently driven just about everything that might suit us but we keep going back to the MKC and how well it suits us and our lifestyle as recent retirees. We've driven over 13,000 miles in the last 9 months taking our retirement tour of America in our MKC and have determined that another MKC is definitely in our future! Looking forward to it!