2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Feels like smaller sporty car. My 12 hour long, 850 mile long road trip last summer wasn't as exhausting as usual, thanks to smaller steering wheel, sporty seats and carlike handling. Steering is sporty and precise. Seats feel carlike and comfortable for a long trip.
Handling, cornering, safety features.
Frequent nasty downshifts to 4th gear when coasting. Sluggish acceleration from stand still unless you are revving the engine to 3000 4000 RPMs. 20 inch tires are somewhat rough, unless you drive on smooth road. Fuel economy is below expectations.
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