Looked at all models from Mercedes (GL), Lexus (GX), Toyota, Land Rover.
Our needs were to fit full size cello in the back, 3 kids, 7 sitting capability occasionally for a car pool.
Drivability and passenger comfort with technology to protect them.
Acura MDX won at the end with the Advance and Entertainment features and space.
Mercedes GL was close, had good room but much more expensive if decked out and the reliability history was not as good if reading feed back from internet.
Did not drive as easy as Lexus GX and Acura.
Lexus GX was best liked by driver sitting but not by the passengers (kids) secondary to cramped 2nd sitting and incredibly cramped 3rd row even for kids.
Collision Mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detector, rear seat warmer
Nice third row sitting.
Awesome passenger comfort for 7 passenger for a mid size SUV.
Easy to drive - Drives much smaller
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