I drove a few other compact SUV’s and the BMW X3 was perhaps more fun to drive but more expensive to lease. The Alfa Stelvio was a hoot to drive, but had a cheap interior and a harsh ride, plus I was worried about reliability, though the lease would have been a steal. I think the car that came closest to what I wanted was actually the Mazda CX-5. Smaller, but nice and handled really well. The Volvo was pretty nice but I was surprised at how “plodding” it felt in terms of handling etc. There were several other competitors I didn’t check out. My complaints are lack of between front seat storage, lack of a readable tire pressure monitor (surprising on a $50k car). I wish the rear seats folding flat like the Outback. Speaking of which, I’d reconsider the Suburu next time.