Originally Posted by BMW E90
Except it costs like $46k for a base model; $50k with the tech stuff. That's 2x the OP's budget. But to be honest I would love to have that car. I saw it at a local dealer and really liked it as well.
My wife and I went back and forth between it and the MDX, and eventually decided that if we are going to be driving something that large, we'd prefer to have the cargo capacity of the MDX.
For the OP: I'd also recommend a used MDX. If you have't driven one give it a try. It seems very large but it drives smaller and the actual physical measurements are reasonable. Its only an inch longer than a 5 series.