It wouldn't shock me that the new Acadia was the best. Those things are incredibly roomy and comfortable. The new Explorer is nice too.
Consumer's Reports says that the previous Acadia and current Explorer have some maintenance issues, but tested very well. I doubt they have an opinion on the new Acadia or Pathfinder yet. I noticed that the GMC has a better powertrain warranty than the Ford. Both the American trucks are UAW built, which is a negative for me but may not be for you.
I'd consider used cars to avoid the inital depreciation hit, but since you are considering 2013 models, you probably wouldn't go for it.
BTW, those are crossovers, not SUVs. Expect these to drive and act much like large minivans.
This post was edited on 11/26 at 2:37 pm