I was going to suggest the Land Rover but I see you've already considered one! I've done research and kept an eye on the market for the last year or so. Personally I'd get one and I think I'll make the move if my Audi A4 ever packs it in (unlikely as its extremely reliable). The reason why I like them so much is the engine first of all, which the 2.0l is fairly fuel efficient and turbocharged. The quality of materials and the layout is pretty awesome as well. For being a "cheaper" Land Rover I like the design way better than its bigger brothers. The resale, at least here in Canada is pretty good. Lincoln and Cadillac I find are cheap in quality compared to European vehicles. Acuras are premium Hondas and Mercedes will cost you a mint for parts and labour. Jaguars are pretty sweet but I don't know how reliable they are as I don't know anyone that owns one. I agree BMW isn't what it used to be. Audi... I considered the Q5 myself but I agree, way too expensive and there's others that are more luxurious in that price range. However, you're paying for the legendary Quattro AWD system that in my opinion is the best. Let us know what you decide on and why!