The Toyota Venza is a more compact crossover than Toyota's Highlander, and that makes it a suitable choice for parents and for older drivers that need easy exit and entry, and less fuss in general.
The Subaru Tribeca comes with standard all-wheel drive, but it's a little dated, especially inside.
Another model worth considering is the Honda Accord Crosstour; its roofline and seating arrangement don't afford quite as much versatility as the Venza, though.
The Ford Edge has recently been redesigned, with a fresher look inside and out, as well as a more powerful V-6, and its interior tech is now more advanced with the available MyFord Touch system.
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