2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Compared with Honda Pilot, Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander. I'd not considered the Mazda originally, but when we drove it we loved it. CX-9 clearly offered much more car for the dollar than others in its class. The build quality seems excellent, interior materials are very nice - much better than Honda or Toyota.
Exterior styling, space, seating flexibility, Bose stereo, blind spot monitor, backup camera, fun to drive, great handling for a large SUV, value for money.
Fuel economy should be a better. Could be quieter on freeway, there's a bit too much road and wind noise.