2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We purchased our CX9 after looking at the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Ford TaurusX, Volvo XC70, as well as the Subaru Outback and Tribeca. We decided the CX9 had everything we were looking for; Room, utility, horsepower, great driving habits, and last but not least great looks - in and out. With the exception of a early stability control issue it has been trouble free. Surprised not see more of these on the road.
Controls, Bluetooth, heated steats, ease of third row entry, 18 inch wheels, and Bose sound system.
Better standard issue tires for AWD, as winter cornering with snow was not as steady as I would have thought. Ability to control rear heat/cooling from front. Standard rearview camara, and side mirror blinkers.