Styling is very subjective but my experience is that people buying family haulers like that they look more rugged and purposeful. Not all, but some do. My wife has really only expressed interest in 4Runners and Tellurides to replace her 2nd gen Pilot, this is not an accident. A friend of ours just got a Telluride and when I mentioned the Pilot said it looked like a minivan. Not an accident. Look at the Traverse - it's 3 best years of sales have all been for the 2nd generation which looks more like a Tahoe than the minivan-like 1st gen.It is interesting how the new Kia/Hyundai SUV (Telluride or Palisade, I get them confused) have returned to a boxier look. 4Runner continues to sell well even though it dates from maybe 2010 or 2011 with few substantive changes. I think the last gen Pilot sold well, at least partly, because it was more in the vein of these vehicles.
IMO, everyone is entitled to their opinion but the numbers don't lie about what most people think.