Amazing handling, very responsive, particularly for it's size, feels smaller and lighter than it is. Interior design, very thoughtful and attractive. Bullet proof on ice and snow, Xdrive, sport package plus all the numerous electronic aids simply work. Over-engineered, takes much study and trial and error to use myiad systems. The iDrive is just plain tedious - flying the F16 was easier! Bottom line: if you like to drive, this is an easy choice over it's peers.
BMW handling, just plain magic, a scalpel in a world of axes. Excellent power train. Rock solid in ice and snow. Gorgeous fit and finish, inside and out. Highway mileage, 20+ at 75-85, quite surprising, credit the new power train.
Daunting and complex electronics, features to keep a geek happy for years! Third row seat for kids only. No spare if you get third row, risky business in the west. Fairly aggressive shift responses in city, particularly hilly (live in mountains), driving.