I looked at the Subaru Outback v6, VDC, and all the other options and the Volkswagon Passat wagon with the v6, 4motion, and all of the other things. They were very impressive, but the MDX won out because of the extra space (which is sometimes needed in our family) and I felt as if I were getting much more for my money. The Passat and the Outback are both very good cars all around and I would recommend them, but the MDX was just better suited for my family. The Audi Allroad is also a good car to consider, it has all of the amazing Audi features, but also with what Audi calls ESP. I sat in the Audi and it has the amazing interior that you were talking about in the Saab. It is definately worthwhile lookind at the Audi.