My suv has always been reliable I've had it now for 12 years, the biggest problem has been the window switches that have been replaced twice for $300. Every other repair has outlasted the manufactuers recomendations. I suggest finding a good German repair faculty,repairs are on the exspensive side at the dealer. I've gotten good gas mpg average 20.
What made me purchase my suv was the exteriors good looks. Gas mileage and price.
More exspensive quailty interior materials, brighter headlights and more front and rear leg room.