2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Its hard to believe this is an SUV. It handles superbly and feels solid as a rock. I'm comfortable knowing my wife and kids use this full time. Much better than the competition for handling/ride at this price level. Surprisingly smooth and comfortable but could still use some improvements comfort wise. A superb value though all things considered. Hopefully reliability will be better than predicted and compare better with Toyota and others.
Feel/handling amazing; dual dim/color dash lights; keyless entry is the bomb; lots of space in the back for cargo; smooth shifting; great ext paint job (red); Its really a surprise, it's a GREAT vehicle.
BETTER MPG! Bose sound is so-so. Should NOT lock drivers door/windows when locks engaged (should be able to override w/o having to unlock). COMPASS (honor your own specs Mazda USA!) Lack of interior storage is a problem (huge console, no better storage? huh?); intrusive headrests