2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We are expecting our second child and our Mazda tribute is now too small when carrying people around (we had to drive two cars). So we started looking for a 7 passenger vehicle, the choices were between the Pilot, Highlander, Traverse and the CX-9. The Pilot and the Traverse had finishing touches that seemed cheap, the Highlander exterior design seems as it did not know if it wanted to be a truck or a car so it chose something in between. At the end we got the CX-9 because we qualified for the 0% APR and no money down. Hey why pay cash when the bank is giving you money for free! So far no buying remorse.
All the technology: Bluetooth, integrated garage opener, satellite radio, navigation, back up camera, blind spot sensor. And the exterior design is just beautiful. The 0% financing plus 500 cash-back and 1000 loyalty bonus went a long way to make this an easy decision.
If Mazda offered a hybrid powertrain or a turbocharged engine in the CX-9 there would simply be no competition.