We looked at Acadia, RDX, FX35, Rav4, and others. The fully loaded CX-7 was cheapest of the lot, and fuel economy not appreciably lower. Handles as well as my mother's fully loaded RX-350 for 20k less. Leather seats and interior fit and finish and exterior styling are all exceptionally good. A real wow factor on the nav system ergonomics and fold down. Bose stereo is more than adequate. Sunroof a bit small and don't like the "mousehair" ceiling material but they had to cut something I suppose. Was concerned about turbo 4 cyl reliability in out years and we drive cars forever so bought the 10 year extended factory warranty. A great car & joy to drive.
Well centered handling, 18 inch wheels, leather seats, nav, fit and finish and exceptional exterior appearance.
V6, auto locks, mp3 jack, bluetooth, different ceiling material, sunroof that opens further, improved gas mileage (but no real complaints at this price whole package of the CX-7 GT is a steal).