Mazda CX-9 is the perfect SUV for those who had to give up their RX-8 or MX-5 Miata when their families grew, but don’t want to buy a boring crossover. When it was new, test drivers said the 2011 CX-9 was one of the best-handling SUVs in its class, and it has a spacious and attractive interior to boot. Plus, it comes with tons of standard features.
It comes with a 3.7-liter V6 engine and either front- or all-wheel drive. Base Sport models come with standard features that include Bluetooth phone connectivity, tri-zone climate control, an auxiliary audio input and a leather-wrapped tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls. The Touring model adds features like automatic headlights, leather and power-adjustable heated front seats, while the Grand Touring trim adds push-button ignition, a blind spot warning system and wood trim.