We bought our 08 CX9 - Grand Touring last month. We are extremely pleased with the automobile. Drives were very well, almost sporty. Fair mpg, but it is a 4500 lb car. The interior quite plush and comfortable. Excellent for a family of four, especially if your are on a budget.
Reliable performance at a great price!
2012 Mazda CX-9Matt Evans - Batavia, OH08/20/2016
Even being a 4400lbs 3rd row seat SUV, I was surprised of the car-like handling and ride. The steering is light and inputs are responsive. The 273HP V-6 is smooth and mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission that makes use of the power by keeping the revs up when accelerating.
A lot of car for the money
2013 Mazda CX-9Rick - Batesburg, SC01/08/2015
When comparing against its competitors, the CX-9 is a relatively small sales volume car and is priced less. Plenty of power, plenty of amenities, and much more space in the rear than you would imagine. A great traveling car. I'm 6'5", and the front seat roof height is still OK, though close. The 2nd row rear seats have more room than my XJ-8 and the 3rd row seats are actually usable.