2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
We just picked up a 2014 Pathfinder on year-end closeout; paid <$35K for the Platinum (no premium)
Other car is a 2008 Infiniti M35, and I can safely say that this Pathfinder is our M35 with a 3rd row!
We looked at the Flex Limited and CX-9 Grand Touring, and the Nissan just flat-out wins.
Yes, we did look at the JX35/QX60, but I cannot see the difference to justify a 12K gap in pricing (wake up Infiniti, and put the 3.7 in there...)
Kudos too to the Nissan buying experience; Ford is still stuck in Anchorman-era.
Mazda offers compelling choices, and I will probably kick myself when the diesel CX-9 comes out next year, but here's to X-MAS bonuses
Leather, wood trim, easy to use controls.
Most comfortable seats you will ever have in an SUV.
(Repeat the comp with the M35).
The dome lights come on when you get in range of it!
Stereo is so good, I can't hear the 9 year-old girls in the 3rd row!
Still learning the voice commands, but it seems to do what you need to get done.
Drives like a car; I haven't felt the need to brake early or slow down for turns.