Selected the ML because I wanted a diesel with good mpg. To my surprise this is a great driver, probably because I ordered the air suspension handling package. This is a pricey vehicle, but has exceeded my expectations. Great on country roads and highways, which together comprise about 90 % of my driving.
MPG is averaging 25 total. Handles very well on rural roads, excellent sound system (upgraded), and the wife says more comfortable than the Lexus.