We bought a new 2013 Solaire 269bhdsk about 15 months ago and love it. Have 8 and 5 yr old girls and it works well for us.
One trip back to the dealer after a couple of trips last fall, and otherwise no issues.
If I recall correctly from when we were looking, the Catalina was the aluminum rubbed siding. That wasn't something we wanted, so we eliminated that line from our searches. Otherwise they looked like a good entry level unit similar to the Solaire.
Brian, Stacy, and the girls (8 and 5)
2011 F-250 CCSB 6.7L PSD 4WD
2013 Solaire 269BHDSK