A perfectly sized, sleek SUV.
The Mazda cx-9 is a comfortable, easy to drive, roomy vehicle that holds 7-8 people and still has room in the far back to put backpacks, etc.. The car seems spacious inside, but not too large like dome oversized SUVs. It is easy to park, and has a helpful rear camera. The sunroof is large and may be easily and quickly opened by pushing a button to slide or vent the sunroof. A helpful sunroom shutter can be used to keep out any unwanted light. There are a few negatives. There is not a navigation system, and the backlight camera sometimes gets water on it and it must be wiped off to see clearly. Also, the cup holders have a small opening, so things can inadvertently slide into the hole with no way to retrieve them. Finally, there is a small strip of plastic on the floor in the 2nd row which is difficult to clean.