2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Considered Highlander, Q7, GX470, X5, Enclave, etc. and the CX9 was the only SUV that had all (most) of the options we wanted at a reasonable price. Styling and fun-to-drive factor made the others pale in comparison. Curious - the Mazda engineers/marketing people forgot (?) to include trip computer, 8 way pass seat, memory mirrors and auto-locking doors. Overall, very happy so far.
Navigation, Bluetooth, fun to drive, comfort, storage capacity, futuristic style, solid/tight uni-body.
Difficult to see nav screen in sunlight, trip computer a must-have, engine a little noisey, gas mileage is only average, towing capacity increase. Could use some additional color choices for the interior (grey).
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