2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We have been driving minivans for about 20 years raising the kids. The kids are grown, but we still need occasional room to haul cargo and up to six passengers comfortably. The cx-9 is a blast to drive. Great Bose stereo system. Solid handling. Many nice features. We bought the awd as we do like to go to the mountains and make long trips in the winters. 95% of the time the fwd would be fine. The difference in fuel economy was minimal, so we decided on the awd.
We love the third row seating. We occasionally haul up to six passengers, or have cargo to store. Most crossovers don't have this same utility. We also LOVE the Bose stereo system -- fantastic sound for a vehicle, best we have ever had.
Cup holds in the second row passenger seating area are needed. Our model did not have the automatic headlights which we prefer.