2016 Acura MDX

On the sporty-driving scale, this midsize seven-seater slots between the comfort-oriented Infiniti QX60 and performance-focused BMW X5. It makes our list for its balance of virtues, not least of which is its relative bargain pricing and an excellent record for reliability and resale value. New for ’16 is the AcuraWatch Plus package, which brings to a more accessible price point some features of last year’s top-of-the-line Advance Package. These include pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and lane-departure warning and correction.