2007 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
I've had my new CX-9 for just 2 weeks but first impression is holy cow - how did they make a big SUV feel so much like my BMW 330 convertible?? Incredible, truly a driver's car. The ride is quiet, taut and responsive but I would not characterize it as harsh, as some others have felt. Just really sporty. Goes where you point it with almost no body roll or lean. I bought this to replace my excellent 04 Sienna XLE Ltd AWD, which was perfect for my radio control airplane hobby, requiring as it does, at least 9' of room for one of my big planes. The CX-9 easily handles this with the seats in the right configuration but drives and looks a million times better.
Silky smooth auto transmission with a fun to use manual override, awesome handling, great looks, iPod jack, dash lighting, cargo space/length.
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