If you really need and the interior space, it limits your choices. But if you want to spend $35,000 and get a lot the money and a reliable vehicle, look at the Kia Sorento EX or SX. Some have 5 seats, others 7.
Honda Pilot would be another good reliable choice.
The new GMC Acadia is smaller than before, but otherwise looks promising, and some claim GMC has better reliablility than Chevy.
Many buy bigger crossovers than they really need, for those rare times when they're fully loaded. Consider a roof mounted cargo box ($300-$500) or hitch mounted cargo box ($100-$500) for long trips with luggage and you'll have an easier to park, more fun to drive, more fuel efficient, bettter equipped vehicle for the price