There may be excess flexing. During a recent beach trip I drove through some hard wind gusts. Had a canoe strapped to the roof racks, so side winds put a lot of stress on the car. When hard gusts came across the car from right to left, a sharp whistle came from the drivers side window. It sounded like the window came unsealed for an instant. This was either body flexing or air pressure moving the window. This was extreme conditions, so I don't necessarily fault the Palisade. It felt plenty stable, and this was not a stressful trip in spite of the bad weather.