I shopped around for over 2 months and drove the Jeep Liberty, Honda CRV, Toyota Highlander, Chevy Equinox, and Ford Edge and Escape to name a few. I am so happy with my Mazda SUV. It drives beautifully, it's Japanese, the interior is beautiful the leather is very nice and the drive is better than any vehicle mentioned above. The drive is smooth and quiet and I was very worried to downgrade from my Mercedes GL 450 (spoiled) and thought that I would not find a nice but better priced vehicle.
Black leather interior, how the car looks small but actually has a 3rd row. Feels like an expensive SUV.
Would like to have the Bose speakers that come in the Grand touring (maybe next time) and wish the passenger seat could ajust not only forward and back but up and down, feel the seat is too high.