Originally Posted by jaiman
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.
I personally think the same thing. If you are going to have an SUV, you might as well get one large enough to haul crap when you need to. The MDX (IMO) is the sweet spot because of its cargo area and nice drive. It drives like a smaller SUV, but provides the cargo room. And the price is not much more than some of the CUVs on the market.