2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Had to replace my 04 SRX and researched for months. Looked hard at new SRX, R350, MDX, Q7, Pathfinder, Enclave, Outlook / Acadia, but decided on fully loaded CX9 GT AWD (black on black). This thing has every feature and better than the more upscale brands. An amazing animal! - a huge CUV family bus with eye-popping looks, sports car handling, great seating / comfort and space shuttle technology - how do they do it? This car is extremely well designed, way quieter / tighter than the SRX, fun to drive and has more toys to play with than our basement. Without a doubt, the best car value for the money in any price range. Very pleased with my choice!
Creamy smooth engine / transmission combo, light / responsive handling (for such a large car), 20 in wheels, Bluetooth, nav w/ camera, RSES (kids love it) and remote holder, smart key, third row, 12V and 120V power sockets, extreme quiet, solid feel and no rattles.
Better marketing - Mazda has a real winner here. Maybe a fuel computer (but why call attention to 16 mpg - hey, it's a powerful sports car). Why are people complaining about a trip odo - mine has one.