When I was car shopping I wanted passenger room and off road capabilities. I was thinking a 4door truck, but the old wallet couldn't handle it. So I decided to buy the Jeep Liberty Renegade. All I have to say is WOW.
This thing is fun to drive and handles really well on and off road. I drive a lot with my job and hobbies that I have. I have 42,000+ miles on it already with out any major problems.
It rides high and has a lot of head room. Leg room could be better for the back seating area, but it is comfortable. There is a fair amount of cargo room with the rear seats up and a whole lot more when the seats are folded down. You must take out the head rests though.
I opted for the towing package and has no problems with my father in laws pop up camper.
The only thing I would change is the fuel economy, but you do get the performance. I added a K&N air filter which has helped a lot.
It handles great in the snow and mud without fishtailing or wheel hop.
The extras for the renegade are the running boards and light bar which is intensly bright. Just don't get caught using them on a paved road.
If you are in the mid-sized SUV market you can't get any better in my opinion.