Have you looked at the Hyundai Santa Fe's? They are in your price range and the 2007's have a totally new, more sporty design. You can get AWD and they come with the best warranty in the world - 10 years or 100,000 miles bumper to bumper. I have a 2002 Santa Fe and I love it, although I don't have AWD. I've never had a problem with it.