Excellent minivan replacement
By eml on
2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
As a replacement for our minivan (Nissan Quest), the CX-9 is nearly as versatile, just as comfortable and much more fun to drive. The acceleration is excellent, the ride is smooth and the handling makes it feel much smaller than it actually is. We've been on some 5 hour road trips with no complaints from our 2 teens in back. We've also filled the 3rd row with teen-aged friends with no complaints on in-town trips. The front seating area could use some more storage space and the mpg is merely adequate but overall this is an excellent choice for those who need a versatile carrier.
Keyless Entry/start, Xenon headlights
more storage space in front, inside front door handles should open even if door is locked, doors should lock automatically once car is in gear, inside and key-fob rear lift-gate release would be nice