2009 Toyota Highlander Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Considered Acura MDX and Lexus RX, Toyota highlander was a wise choice. Bit boring inside and out but still is a modern design. Love the ride quality but hate a single headlight config. that functions as day-time-running light, low-beam, and high-beam. Toyota should really consider replacing it with HID system. After all, it cost over 30k and almost 40k for fully load AWD sport model. Nav screen is not clear/vivid, perhaps due to touch screen? Did I mention the ride is awesome? I suggest ordering black leather/cloth interior since other color look cheap. Go test drive MDX and RX. If you need a roomier car, highlander should be your pick. If you care more for styling, then others.
Ride comfort, cup holders that actually work, rear seat arrangements, rear seat space... and the usuals with added options.
Newly designed headlight and tail-lamp, split 3rd row seating, auto window up & down for at least front passenger windows, power seats for the front passenger, tilting side mirror during reverse, LED tail lamp ... is that too much to ask after paying close to 40k? =)