2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL450 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl 7A)
We traded in our old ML for this one. We looked at the BMW, Audi, Lexus, Infinity, and Acura (wife wouldn't consider the Denali). This is by far the best vehicle if you plan on using the 3rd row, a real person fits back there. This handles like a big S class. Overall it's not too big, not too small, performs beautifully, and fit and finish is as good as it gets. Best luxury SUV out there.
Seats and interior are right out of the S class. MB command system has gotten much better. Smooth 7 speed tranny and 7500 lb towing capacity. And a 3rd row you can actually use.
Having to pay extra for leather, NAV, Bluetooth, etc. At this price point those should be standard. Price is still in line with competitors when outfitted, though. Fuel economy is typically SUVish (averaging 12-14) but getting 19.5 mpg highway is alright.