Because I like GMJIM so much (not just because he knows the secret to what the redesigned 2010 SRX is to look like!!!!!!!!!!!!) I will respond more about the SRX.
Honestly, I am a super lead foot, 11mpg in my V8. I love its acceleration in combination with AWD, in a rainstorm you can still belt out some serious off the line times. I have been in the Q8, and the MDX, they are 4 bangers compared to the Northstar, kudos for the last Vestige of American Muscle. the tip-tronic is great, and functional when it is needed.
I love the seat, a grown mans seat, that is comfortable. I am a muscley 5'9"/240 American Italian, obviously the car was built for me. I like all the positions it adjusts too, and the heat is sweet.
I still to this day (after everyone is switching back to the ford taurus bubble look) am super happy with the look of the SRX. I love it, it has lasted the test of time and still looks mean, from the front/back/side.
The handling on my SRX is AWESOME for what is termed as a "truck". It is a sports car in a XUV. I have 20"'s on my car (and it corners much better than the stock 18"s) I guarantee it. It doesn't pitch in a top heavy manner when blasting around corners. Passengers who are not used to the handling are in disbelieve when I ram a corner, and the combination of stability control/TC/handling/20" takes place.
AWD is awesome in both heavy downpours at highways speeds, and in snow.
All the lights are fun/functional. The big DRL, the fog lights really light up the curbs, the HID lows are great, and HI's are good too. The tail lights look cool from the back, and illuminate anyone who is behind you in traffic/stoplight, so you can peep into what they are doing.
The stock Bose stereo is pretty damn good, it lacks a aux input, but overall its pretty good, as long as the windows are closed.
I am in love with the automatic dim feature on the rearview mirror and driverside mirror. Life has been hell up to now with headlights in my mirrors at night (sensitive eyes), now I never put any thought into it, unless I am back in a rental.
I frequently put 10 inch pipe, 2X4's and all sorts of boxes and ladders into the SRX, it takes all of them without flinching, and if i NEED extra space, I just put them out the top front of the ultraview, how convenient! If you are piling stuff in the car, you will be surprised as it takes on more than you think.