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2008 Mazda CX-9

2008 Toyota Highlander

  2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View 2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$29,400
$27,500
Invoice $27,194 $24,475
MPG
City/Highway
15/22 17/24
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed. Read Full Review Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Dynamic feel
  • Anti-bread loaf styling
  • Engaging, useful three-row interior
  • High-quality feel
  • Available all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • Not as large as the largest full-size crossovers
  • Small center console
  • May be too sporty for some
  • Some tire/road noise

Likes:

  • Big V-6 power
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat
  • Good handling with Sport model
  • “Light” off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third
  • row seat
  • Slow transmission shifts
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