Overall a wonderful vehicle. I would like to see a few improvements though.
Overall I love my Mazda cx 9. I bought it as my first 'mommy car'. It's very pretty from the outside. It looks expensive. It drives well. Some reviews I had read mentioned it is a loud ride, but I never notice any more noise than any other car. I love the third row option when needed. We keep those seats folded down most of the time and have plenty of room back there for my double stroller and bags or whatever if shopping. We have 3 car seats across the middle row. That was tough to do, but with some research I found 3 that would fit safely across. I'm bummed the 3rd row doesn't have tethers available. Therefore making that row useless for my family with 3 kids in car seats. Overall, we love our vehicle though. Just a few things like gas mileage and 3rd row tethers could use improving.