Completely understand. MDX won me over too. Big reasons were the V6, SHAWD, LKAS, bigger feeling cabin, and better visibility. I also had a CX-5 at the time of my shopping, and CX-9 is essentially the same vehicle with extra space. Both cars have been excellent so farAppreciate your feedback. It's been awhile that I bought a used car and timing doesn't help to. I did brought up the Mazda CX9 to my wife (since front looks similar to '22 MDX) but she (and I) are dead set on getting an MDX .