Originally Posted by Priest
Lexus LX470 will get you everything except the MPG. It's a landcruiser under the skin and will run forever. Probably only going to get 15-16mpg though.
I have one and he's right about the shit mileage. 12-13mpg if you put bigger tires on it.
I have 3 kids, 2 in wide car seats. My wife can ride in the back between them and not be terribly uncomfortable. The 3rd row is nice for when my inlaws want to come along. We did a trip to Monterey last month with the MIL and I took out one of the 3rd row seats. We had plenty of room for 2 suitcases and a stroller along with 3 adults and 3 kids.
They're fantastic vehicles and the AHC will amaze you at its ride quality. Issues with its durability are way overblown. The fluid has likely never been changed and when you finally do flush it the ride quality improves dramatically.