I recently bough the cx7 and am very happy with it. I really like the steering and the absence of body roll. The acceleration feels comfortable on the highway, but don't expect this to be a sportscar. There is plenty of room in the back for groceries or skis (when the seats are laid back). The rear seats are extremely easy to fold back. I also like the front bucket seats and the leather feels very good. The interior is way better than a Forrester or an accord. The few complaints that I have are fuel economy (for me that doesn't matter since I don't drive a lot). Also the bluetooth is useless. Also sometimes you can feels bumps on the road.
Handling is great. Styling and front seats are also way above average.
Temperature gauge. New bluetooth system. Better materials on the interiar roof lining, shifter knob.