Totaled our 06 Sonata, been looking at CX9 since it came out in 07. Purchased for wife and kids. Plenty of room, very comfortable. Exterior looks great. So far we have 2k on it and it rides and drives as good as our Sonata did. Handles like a sedan, but you can pack the kitchen sink in it. Great hiway cruiser if you stay away from the 20" wheels, plus the 18" on the touring won't cost $200+ to replace and they look just as good. Overall very impressed. Snagged one of the last 09's in the state, discounts and rebates marked it down almost 6k off the stickers. 2009 looks just like the 2010! Don't see many on the road which is nice, people always asking what we are driving.
Ride and comfort. Cruise is spot on and easy to use. Love the sliding second row. Buy the Mazda winter mats...they are way worth the money and fit like a glove. Pick up is good, you don't have to hammer on it to get up to speed entering on ramps. Bluetooth is amazing and STANDARD! Rear heat/AC
Broken record...gas mileage. But for a big 7 seat suv there are not many options that are better, and I wanted a V6. Standard CD player with 6 speakers is a little weak for a $30k plus vehicle, but do sound good if not pushed hard. Could use a couple more storage spots.