Overall Best of the Bunch for this Class
By KAC on
2007 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Got the GT AWD with Nav and rear Entertainment. Traded a loaded 04 Quest SE. Looked hard at the 07 MDX and GMC Arcadia. MDX is nice but price, size, styling didn't work for me. Arcadia, great looking vehicle and very comfortable but felt under-powered and lame on test drives. The Mazda is tight, very responsive for a 4,500 lb. car. The Nav system is nice but the touch screen is, ah touchy. The ride in the GT is stiff, seriously thinking of putting on smaller tires to improve comfort factor although 20 inch wheels look great but bumps are pronounced. Keyless thing is cool but still learning how to work it.
Fun to drive, great handling. Rear DVD is great also like the setup of the rear climate control. Seats are easy to move in the 2nd & 3rd row, 3 driver memory settings very nice. Back up camera, very cool! Manual shift mode.
Trip info would be good, my van had miles to empty, showed fuel economy, tire pressure all in the nav screen I miss all that stuff. RSS radio info?? I don't see it. Power lift gate would be nice. Voice Nav is a bit shady, doesn't seem to do much. Traffic alerts.