Adrian, you are just in the bag for Hyundai, aren't you?
One of the first Venza ads was filmed in Tacoma
. Of course, they've never filmed a Tacoma ad in Tacoma, but that's another story.
I drove a Ford Edge. Amazing technology. I liked the moonroof a lot (it had a separate panel in the backseat, too). Pretty peppy. Easy to drive. But I think it's too small.
I also drove a 2010 Honda Pilot EX-L. VERY nice, indeed. I expected it to feel more like a truck, but found it pretty maneuverable. Comfortable seats, flat-folding rear seats, enough room, good sunroof, adequate if unspectacular acceleration. Problems: too expensive, no bluetooth. Strong candidate if I can find one priced and equipped acceptably.
Still looking possible after additional research and/or poking: Ford Flex, Volvo XC90, Mazda CX-9, Toyota Highlander, Acura MDX, Lexus RX350.
And - just for Mike - I'll also still consider a Mercedes ML350 if the right one bites me on the butt.
Most of these are going to be too expensive. Isn't everything.