From The Logbook
"It's not one to take over the rocks or into deep mud, but I'd gladly have this for a long drive, especially one that could include a detour on curvy two-lane highways."
- Allyson Harwood
"Love the constantly updating gear display. Instead of just showing 'D,' it always reveals what gear the transmission is currently in-useful when you're thinking of pulling the lever into manual mode and want to know what gear you'll get first."
- Arthur St. Antoine
"The CX-9's AWD was reassuring on the few gravel roads we meandered onto, its side mirrors are big, there's plenty of power, the six-speed transmission is a silky wonder, and the interior is relentlessly attractive."
- Kim Reynolds
"The CX-9 seems an acceptable substitute for an Audi Q7-it's almost as good to drive and almost as stylish for much less money."
- Rory Jurnecka
| Our Car |
| Base price || $35,250 |
| Options || Rear Seat Entertainment System ($2560: Bose audio, DVD, in-dash six-CD chgr, 115 V outlet); GT Assist Package ($2500:nav, rearview camera, power hatch, Bluetooth); Towing Package ($525), Sirius radio ($430), Auto-Dimming mirror ($275) |
| MSRP, as tested || $41,540 |
| Total mileage || 37,248 |
| Avg fuel economy || 17.0 mpg |
| Problem areas || Satellite radio |
| Maintenance cost || $617.01 |
| Normal-wear cost || $491 |
| Three-year residual value* || $19,524 |
| Recalls || None |
|*Automotive Lease Guide |