Anyone looked at a new CX-9?
Yes. Beautiful car with a shockingly nice interior (Signature trim). It has a few shortcomings. Specifically,
Terrible footprint to interior volume ratio
Overly aggressive automatic braking
No ventilated seat option
Mediocre infotainment that's lacking Apple Carplay/Android Auto
Front passenger seat not fully adjustable
No pano roof option (doesn't bother me, but it should be offered)
I like the XC90's interior and exterior. I found the engine to move the vehicle sufficiently, but it lacks personality. It also doesn't return very good fuel economy, which makes me wish they had just updated the smooth turbo inline six. I could live with the engine, but I don't think I can live with the lack of redundant controls. I'm baffled that a safety-oriented company like Volvo requires you to use the touchscreen for so many basic functions. Hey Volvo ... BUTTONS, SWITCHES AND KNOBS ARE GOOD!!! Unlike the Mazda, the Volvo manages nice exterior proportions without such a huge compromise in interior space.
The Q7 3.0T meets my needs better than both, but I think I'm done with VAG. I don't like the ZF 9-speed, so the MDX is probably out for me, too -- at least until the new 10-speed comes online.