2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Got the CX-9 10 months ago and we are very happy with the car. Performance is great with more than enough power and fantastic handling for a vehicle this size. Incredibly smooth, sporty ride. It drives like a performance sedan. 20" wheels provide an athletic look in a relatively unique vehicle. Build Quality and fit/finish are solid. Interior styling is tasteful, and traditionally modern. AWD worked great in the 2 blizzards in DC this winter. Seats are comfortable on short trips and long hauls. I guess mileage is not great, but not a lot worse than the minivan it replaced - you have to pay for the driving performance somewhere. It's a great CUV. Kids like it too.
Blind Spot warning is quite useful, Big wheels, Heated seats, 3rd Row, power litigate. Outside Styling, inside styling. Bose Audio is nice.
PITIFUL nav system-Technology is old (DVD) with limited POI's - no retail stores. OK, if you know where you want to go, otherwise just frustrating. very limited Denso database. Interface is hard to use. POI info not linked to bluetooth. recommend aftermarket unit. It is VERY BAD! I use a $150 Garmin!