After driving several SUVs, my wife and I narrowed it down to the MDX, Lexus 350, and the Tribeca. We chose the Tribeca Limited. The Tribeca was a good combination of sport and comfort with a reasonable price tag.
Back-up camera, steering, performance, quietness, solid feel, navi, interior, stereo...the list goes on. Subaru's all wheel drive is perfect for northeastern driving.
Telescoping steering would be nice but not a dealbreaker. Cooled seats. Better gas mileage or bigger fuel tank is needed for longer trips.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.