This is a long, wide, sea monster of a car with a brutish grin. All it needs are fins! I wanted something (1) low to the ground, so it wouldn't tip over, (2) with all wheel drive to drive on ice, (3) great crash test scores, (4) a large trunk, (5) third row seats, and (6) was fun to drive.
The R350 excelled in all of this.
I was torn between the Odyssey Touring Elite and the R350 but decided to go with the R350 for the safety. The snob appeal certainly helped.
Odysseys have been plagued, with airbag failures (either deploying when they shouldn't or failing to deploy in crashes).
There are several complaints filed with the NHTSA regarding this for 2011 and 2012 alone.
The R350 had none.