Try to find a vehicle out there with AWD that has the utility of an SUV and the handling of a sports car. Unlike the 3 series, it actually has a back seat. And, it sits up just high enough to give you a commanding view of the road. You get BMW handling and quality in a perfect sized package.
The 3.0 engine. The panoramic sun roof. And, I'll admit it, I love the heated steering wheel.
I wouldn't mind a better location for the clock. Otherwise, it is just super!