By Stephen Markley on May 12, 2010
Even if your family is big enough that you’re locked in to buying a three-row vehicle, there are still a surprising number of options out there for seven-seaters, ranging from truck-based SUVs to compact crossovers. The Mazda CX-9 tries to split the difference, offering a roomy-enough third row with gas mileage that won’t make you immediately wince. Stuck in a crowded field, the 2010 CX-9 still manages to distinguish itself, according to Cars.com senior editor Joe Wiesenfelder. Read his full review to find out how the CX-9 reaches a healthy balance.