For us this car fits well between the 3 row SUVs and the mini vans. We needed separation for my three boys, 4 wheel drive to get up our driveway in winter, and something that was fun to drive and comfortable for me. I only have 1100 miles so far but I like it better than either my ML320 (with third row) or our Volvo Cross country. Much more comfortable, quieter, and a smoother drive.
Roof, comfortable seats, quiet, smooth, and simple to get everyone on board. ipod integration kit is nice as well.
Shouldn't have gotten black interior with kids and dirt roads. A bit more acceleration would be nice.