Re: What other SUV brands did you consider?
I also looked hard at the LR4's, but all of the same reasons went with the proven systems (except for the QL) on the WK2. What Ford needs to build for those needing more size is a Raptor SUV based on the Expedition with it's 4 wheel independent suspension. I love the presence of those trucks!
2013 Limited Hemi 4x4 - Vision wheels with 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers.
2011 Overland Hemi 4x4 black/black - retired with QL problems at 46000 miles