Average Cost: $14,662

The 2012 Acura MDX is built on a platform similar to that of the Honda Pilot, and it shares the 3.5-liter V6 and five-speed gearbox. The MDX is a bit smaller inside, owing to its swoopy styling, but it offers responsive “Super Handling All-Wheel Drive,” which actively sends torque to the outside wheels in cornering. That gives the MDX surprisingly nimble handling for a large crossover. The premium MDX will also cost a bit more than the Pilot – $14,662 on average.