By Traveler on
2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We wanted a road car to replace three previous Buick Ultras. We drove GMC, Chevrolet, Saturn and Hyundai SUV's. The wife did not want a 'bus' feel and when we drove the CX-9, it hit the mark for size and comfort. We have over 11,000 miles in ice, snow and 100-degree heat and lots of night driving. The Xenon headlights are a true plus. The 20-inch wheels give the vehicle the stance and driving feel that we really enjoy. We have commented several times how much we love our '9' and do not miss our three big Buicks. One minor recall for power seat cable placement - other than that - she goes!!
Xenon Headlights, Blind Spot monitoring, large wheels, cargo space, quiet interior, great feel for the road. Have driven in 30+ mph crosswind and is very stable, even around semi-trucks. Punch it and it goes. Great transmission and shift-points.