You should definitely avoid the older Acadias and Enclaves, for the reason cited.
I personally have a Ford Taurus X, because I like the amount of space for people and cargo. Unlike in others, including the GM crossovers, there's enough space behind the third row for my family's luggage because the well is deep, as in a minivan. Reliability is better than for the GM crossovers, but still not great. The hood's leading edge will corrode if you live where the roads are salted. It isn't fun to drive.
Frankly, "lots of space" and "fun to drive" are very hard to find in the same vehicle. For agile handling, your best fit could be the relatively compact Mazda5 minivan. The earliest model years are prone to suspension issues and rust. The 2009 and up might avoid these issues. The 2012 and up will avoid these issues and has a nicer interior, but questionable exterior styling. It does handle like a sporty compact, though. If you don't often need the third row, or a large vehicle, for that matter, it could be your best choice.
Among larger crossovers, the CX-9 is perhaps the most fun to drive, but this is very much relative. Adults can squeeze into the third row. There's not much luggage space behind the third row.