Pontiac Aztec

June 2003
Consumer Reports;Jun2003, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p56
Product Review
Evaluates the Pontiac Aztec sport-utility vehicle (SUV). Positive aspects of the SUV, including its transmission, cargo space, optional satellite radio, and towing capacity; Negative aspects, including visibility, fuel economy, ride, fit and finish, and the lack of a rear windshield wiper; Observation that the Aztek is larger than other small SUVs, and has plenty of cargo space; Poor fuel economy of the vehicle, which only gets 17 miles per gallon overall; View that the SUV's braking performance was very good; Criticism of the interior design of the vehicle, which contained poorly-fitted plastics and abrasive seat fabric, as well as exposed screws; Safety accessories, including side air bags, rear shoulder belts, and adjustable head restraints; Idea that while securing child seats with safety belts was not problematic, securing a top-tether strap can be difficult.


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