We don't need a 3rd row, but I was just trying to convey that we're ready for a full size SUV and not a crossover like an Edge, Tiguan, etc.
Originally Posted by Hostile
We looked at the following this weekend:
Toyota Highlander - Practical, but too bland
Lexus RX350 - Met the requirements, but didn't wow us
Subaru Forester - We loved our 2004 XT, but the new ones felt cheap
Subaru Outback - Not really a fan of the styling, but was an upgrade from the Forester
Acura RDX - Too small
Acura MDX - Met the requirements (and especially love the voice-activated nav), but just felt like an appliance
Ford Explorer - Loved the technology, but I didnt like the way it drove
The Audi Q7 is also nice but more spendy, and we heard to stay away from the ML and X5.
The XC90 really fits the bill, but it's so difficult to find an AWD V8 with nav and bluetooth.