Best luxury family SUV for your $$
By Doug on
2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Fully loaded Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring. We agonized over which family SUV we would buy. Looked at Toyota Highlander, 4Runner, Acura MDX, Lexus RX350/400, BMW X3, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot, Volvo XC60/90, and a few others. If buying a car is a multi- variable decision (price, comfort, quality, reliability, luxury / convenience options, aesthetics), you absolutely have to check out the CX-9. Mazda has built the best car for your money, bar none, in the family SUV with 3 row class. It's a hidden gem. You will pay $5-10k more easily for a comparably equipped Toyota / Lexus, Honda / Acura. It's a great fit for anyone who wants a big car for the family but not as big as a Suburban.
20 inch wheels, navigation, blue tooth, interior leather, DVD, heated seats, power liftgate, 3rd row, exterior looks with fog lights and chrome.
Better fuel economy, push button start. Other than that, this car looks better than most SUVs on the market, and is certainly the best deal in the mid-$30k range. Go test drive one of these before you buy something else and you'll know what I'm talking about.