Part of it is that the Germans are more willing to implement new technologies and new features before they've been tested to death. Toyota / Lexus has become almost ridiculously conservative. Until the new 2.0T engine was introduced in the NX, Lexus hadn't had a new volume engine since about 2007.
In the BMW line, the 2013-2015 X1 used relatively old technology, and it has been very reliable so far in our survey. Just three years old, of course, But also a few tight rear seat.
Depending on how much front seat and cargo space you need, the Infiniti QX50 might work for you. It gains three inches of rear legroom for 2016, eliminating one previous shortcoming. But it's also a very old design, largely unchanged since 2008, and is relatively narrow.
I haven't driven the new Lexus RX yet. The old one didn't handle well even in F Sport trim.
The Murano does strike me as better styled with similar performance for much less money. The previous generation has been reliable. The new CVT has had problems in past model years, but they should have these sorted out at this point. Time will tell.
I'll toss one more out there--the Kia Sorento SX-Limited. Low status brand, but a surprisingly good vehicle for what it costs. You'll find my full review in the menu beneath the photo.
I must say, it is tough to find a crossover that both handles well, has an upscale interior, and has a high probability of holding up well for a long time.