2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Basically a acura mdx for someone on a budget like me - get some great features and utility worthy of luxury- level vehicles for an affordable price. Fuel economy is the big downside but no vehicle in this class is any more impressive. I can honestly say this large cuv is pretty fun to drive... Easily comparable to my 05 murano even though it's bigger.
bluetooth everything, blind-spot side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, power- lift rear hatch, lots and lots of room, no better styling in its class.
fuel economy, very strong A/C fans (although can be a good thing on a hot day), somewhat dim interior lights when headlights are on during pseudo-dusk times of day.