I've been trying to get my wife out of her '05 MDX (105K mi). She loves it
She doesn't like the new MDX model b/c you cant see out of the back. The Q5 has terrible reliability ratings. I offered the X1 but my wife thought it was too small. So, we'll probably get an X3 (although she doesn't know yet) and yes a 2011 or newer is a must. GL.
BTW...the GLK looks good to me and the driver sits high which is a plus for vertically challenged people like my wife. She just doesn't was an MB.
The Acura RDX sucks...I bought one for my mother and it is as bouncy and rough as the TSX. Acura states the new model has an improved suspension, but still bouncy as hell. Nice engine (i4 + turbos) though prior to the 2013 V6.
Just read a review of older models "09-'10...the Q5 wins hands down as far as handling and steering, at least within the group in this comparison by MT. So, the only concern would be the Q5's reliability. I'm not too familiar with Audi but if their reliability is downgraded for similar things as the 335i I may have to look at it for my wife, at least a comparison v the X3.
This is interesting; http://www.truedelta.com/car-reliabi...bd=Audi&mc=874