The workhorse "Cadillac" of multimeters would be anything by Fluke. Hands down. As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for" and any given Fluke model comes with a price tag, but it's just one of those things... Accurate, built like a tank, and is the first choice of professionals.
The best "entry-level" you're likely to find is the best you can afford from Klein Tools. I've owned a few Klein models; they just plain work, and are cheap enough that replacing one isn't a chore, because honestly, they're not the toughest nuts on the tree.
...just don't go testing your 12-volt power supplies with the dial accidentally switched to "Ohms".
Beyond that, some names to look for would be Innova, Extech, and Ampprobe, just be sure to read the reviews before buying.
Oh, and the "killer feature" to look for would be the ability to measure capacitance.