2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We have an 11 month old baby and another one on the way so decided to trade in the Saab 9-3 sportwagon and look for something larger. Minivans were out of the question so we looked at the crossover segment and settled on the CX-9 GT AWD. We chose it primarily for it's space, handling and exterior style. So far we have not been disappointed. It's comfortable, easily stores the family and our gear and is actually fun to drive. It's also a stylish looking vehicle and way more interesting than a minivan.
Enormous cargo space with the 3rd row down, ride height (perfect for getting the baby in/out of the vehicle), sliding second row and reclinable seat backs (excellent for infant and toddler car seats) and smart key.