1. Mazda CX-9


Once again, Mazda has a great product in the SUV class, this time in the mid-size segment. The CX-9 combines Mazda`s elegant design with lots of interior room, third-row seating for up to 7 passengers, 250 hp engine, and lively performance. Not to forget 8-speed automatic transmission, optional all-wheel drive and a base price of around $32,000. All of this makes CX-9 a very reasonable proposition if you need a big vehicle on the inside but still reasonably compact on the outside.