The CX-9 is a "large" Crossover SUV - not the size of the Tahoe-sized GM Lambda Crossover SUVs like the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave, but still big enough to have a relatively comfortable 3rd row seat.
Using data from AutoPacific's national Vehicle Satisfaction research and the IntelliChoice Best Overall Value information, AutoPacific and IntelliChoice have developed the Motorist Choice Award - a unique tool that can be used by consumers to help them sort through the myriad of choices in today's automotive marketplace.
AutoPacific take on Mazda3 win – With a combination of great breaking, handling, and ride Mazda has found a sweet spot in the Compact Car segment. Winning the Compact Car category in the 2007 Motorist Choice Awards® the Mazda3 provides owners with a great value in an easy to live with package. IntelliChoice take on Mazda3 win – The Mazda3 does not lead the class in any one area, but has solid retained value, and performs above average in both fuel and maintenance costs.
AutoPacific Take on Nissan Maxima Win – The Nissan Maxima leads the class; winning this year’s Luxury Mid-Size Car Motorist Choice Award®. Owners rate the Maxima as being more fun to drive with segment leading power and acceleration. The Maxima has the right technology, image and size. IntelliChoice take on Nissan Maxima win – The Nissan Maxima’s solid retained value and best in class maintenance costs helped the Maxima edge out the competition.
AutoPacific Take on Land Rover Range Rover Sport Win – Owners’ satisfaction ratings for styling and interior build materials strongly contribute to the Range Rover Sport’s class-leading performance in the Motorist Choice Awards® Luxury Sport Utility category. The Range Rover Sport dominates the Luxury Sport Utility segment with acclaimed ride, handling, power and acceleration. IntelliChoice take on Land Rover Range Rover Sport win – The Land Rover Range Rover Sport has better than average fuel costs and retained value. When you combine this with the AutoPacific survey the Range Rover Sport beats out the competition.
AutoPacific Take on Nissan Altima Win – Winning the Premium Mid-Size Car class in this year’s Motorist Choice Awards® the all-new Nissan Altima is on top of its game. With a solid reputation and confident exterior styling the 2007 Nissan Altima comes out on top. Owners really appreciate its easy to use controls and fun to drive performance. IntelliChoice take on Nissan Altima win – Within a very competitive class the Nissan Altima stands out with a strong retained value and very low maintenance costs.
AutoPacific Take on Nissan Murano Win – Well rounded, both literally and figuratively, the Nissan Murano takes over the Premium Mid-Size Crossover SUV Class and grabs this year’s Motorist Choice Awards®. Scoring well in most categories the Murano’s easy ingress/egress, pleasant interior materials, and top rated reliability and dependability push its ratings over the top. IntelliChoice take on Nissan Murano win – The Nissan Murano is a strong model in a very competitive class. The Murano has a solid retained value, as well as performing above average in fuel, insurance, maintenance, and repairs.
AutoPacific Take on Cadillac DTS Win – The Cadillac DTS wins the 2007 Motorist Choice Award® in the Large Luxury Car class.
Owners rate the ride, reputation and reliability of the DTS as class leading. IntelliChoice take on Cadillac DTS win – The Cadillac DTS wins the 2007 Motorist Choice Award, because it has best in class maintenance costs and low insurance costs.