As fuel efficient as a dinosaur
By Roz on
2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We are a family of five with three young children and grandparents who like to come along for the ride. We needed an SUV with a true third row, and this was the best option (the Acadia and Enclave were not being leased at the time). Although I find the interior fairly comfortable, it does not compare to the Lexus RX 350 we had before this car. Also, the fuel economy is horrible -- I average 14 MPG with combined city & highway driving. My husband has a Toyota Highlander and gets much better fuel economy. Needless to say, this will be our last CX-9.
Better fuel economy; less cramped center console and glove compartment.