2007 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
I got the AWD Grand Touring model and love the way it rides, drives and stops. I must have driven every other SUV/CUV on the market and this was my winner hands down. The Lincoln MKX was my second pick, but too expensive and it had poor braking ability. The interior is nicer than most 50K+ vehicles. The Bose sound system is excellent. Heating/cooling works great. Love the sun roof. Towing package seems to work well.
Interior and exterior styling. Handling and braking. Sounds system. Nice quiet smooth ride. I even like the exhaust sound under full throttle.
Nav system is overly complicated. I have a Garmin Nuvii and it is far superior in just about every way. There should be a "MUTE" voice command since it replaces the mute button on the standard stereo (simple firmware update please!).