Mazda CX-9 too big
, Dec 30 2012 12:11 PM
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:11 PM
In 2011 we upgraded from a Toyota Rav 4 to a Mazda Cx-9, as I was pregnant with DD2. We have found the CX-9 to be too big! It seems really wide in car parks and it's a struggle to get the girls out of the car when in a parking space.
The measurements on the Mazda website show it is very long and wide.........
So basically I need to make a list of cars we can look at that are slightly smaller but still an SUV.....
I'm trying to work out which cars are '' between' a Rav and a CX9.
We don't need a 7 seater.
Any opinions on good/not so good cars?
Thanks for your help!
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:15 PM
A Toyota Kluger, Subaru Forester, or a Volvo XC60?
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:25 PM
We have a Kluger, it's pretty wide also - I'm very good at finding a park so that at least the driver can get in/out and I can slide my DD out the drivers side if necessary.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:31 PM
We have a CX-7 and love it! Not too big at all.
But, they don't make them anymore! They replaced them with the CX5 - is that an option? Not sure how it compares to the rav 4 though...
Edited by BJBubbles, 30 December 2012 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:42 PM
Nissan X-Trail or Dualis+2? Mitsubishi Outlander? CX5 should def be an option (although be careful about the diesels - at least ask about the oil use issue.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:56 PM
Mitsubishi grandis, Honda odysse
Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:58 PM
A Mazda CX-5. Get the diesel, not the petrol.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:03 PM
Love my Subaru Forester XT
Not big at all, comfortably seats 5 or 4 with 2 big car seats in the back, is a dream to drive and park.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:04 PM
We just got a Mazda cx5 as we're expecting our second bub, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Highly recommend. Fits two car seats fine - a third might be a bit tight but would be ok if it was a booster seat rather than a full carseat. Doesn't fell huge to drive, has a reversing camera and easy to park. Can't say enough good things about it (and no, I don't work for Mazda!)
Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:56 PM
Why do you need a SUV?
We have a Mazda6 with 3 kids. Great car, lots of boot space and roomy inside (can fit 3 tethered seats across the back) but standard sedan size.
If I were to get a SUV I would go with the Honda Odysee. It seems the most "car like" of them all.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:19 PM
Not sure if you looking new or not, I have the old Kluger which is narrower than the new ones. I find it's actually more narrow than my old sedan I use to drive. I don't have any issues with car spots and have reversing senors so very easy to park and reverse.
I have also had 2 full boosters and a baby capsule across the middle so it should hold 3 car seats fine for the future. Also you can get it in 5 or 7 seater.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
I can't say I've compared the measurements to a cx-9 but I love our Honda CRV - roomy inside, but doesn't feel big and awkward to park at all
Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:14 PM
Mazda CX7, Captiva 5, Honda CRV are all ones we looked at. Ended up getting the Captiva 2012 7 seater and love it.
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