I am 100% in agreement with you. It amazes me people buy these things, I guess solely for status. I went looking on a Chevy/Caddy lot not too long ago, soon after the new models cames out. While looking at the Escalade I noticed all the "chrome" is plastic. The same was with the Acadia. The interior is rental quality at best. I noticed too much "looseness" and parts that were easily manipulated. American build quality is embarassing unfortunately.
I think the new Sequia may tickle your pickle if you want to stay with Toyota(which you can never go wrong with Toyota). There is also the Nissan Armada. Rumor is Nissan has a turbo diesel in development!