I too was kind of shocked at the Motor Trend review. Either there was something wrong with the vehicle, over inflated tires or something or some manufacturer paid them to go way negative on the review. If there were more poor reviews I would take it more seriously but they're the only one that went so negative.M/T sure did "rap" the ride. I've watched virtually all the Youtube GV80 reviews and as many print reviews as I can find and I've yet to see the ride described as "atrocious" or even close to that as it is in another M/T review following the posted review entitled "GV80 Pros and Cons" by Edward Loh. Maybe their test vehicle had over-inflated tires. It happens.