Subaru Forester is the one for reliability, comfort and convenience.
2007 Subaru Forester X
My 2007 Subaru Forester has been a great vehicle. When I first got it I was traveling a lot for work and hauling complete photography studios in it. I was able to fit everything in it including props, lighting, background and cameras into it. My only issues I have had were the alternator and oil consumption. I put in three alternators before I got a good one. That wasn't the car itself, but the luck of rebuilt alternators and them not being good. The oil consumption is part of owning a Subaru. I've been told that they burn oil and that I need to keep an eye on it between oil changes, so I do. It has been a very reliable car for me for the past three years. I love the sun roof and my heated seats. I don't know what I did without either before my Subaru. The all wheel drive is a plus too as I live in Oregon and get into snow and ice frequently, as well as dirt and gravel roads. The traction system is awesome! I have a luggage rack on top that I have used when going camping. It is a convenient feature also. I also have a screen in the back that pulls over to hide anything that is in the back of it. I use this all the time when I am out photographing to keep the sun from beating on equipment that isn't with me and to hide the fact that I have expensive equipment in my car. All in all I highly recommend any Subaru SUV out there. They are reliable and comfortable.