I'm going to recommend two vehicles that I would actually buy for myself-
2012-2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
2014-2015 Mazda CX-5 (Touring or Grand Touring)
Both have good handling, decent acceleration, high-quality inside and out and should be very reliable. The Acura's interior is a bit nicer but the Mazda's versatility and cargo room make it very attractive.