Motor Trend Selects CX-9 as SUV of the Year, Calls It "Zoomy"

Motor Trend has named the Mazda CX-9 its SUV of the year. Weighing in at 4,633 pounds, the Motor Trend editors were impressed the hulking seven-seater didn't handle like a moose riding a walrus through a slalom course. In fact, the editors seem to think the CX-9 possesses a rare amount of agility...something that could only be characterized by a saying like "zoomy." But, considering this year's SUV shootout was unusually small, featuring only 11 vehicles made up of the Buick Enclave, Hyundai Veracruz, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Patriot, Land Rover LR2, Nissan Rouge, Saturn Vue, Subaru Tribeca, Toyota Highlander and Toyota Land Cruiser, we're hardly surprised the CX-9 came out as the "zoomy" choice. [The Commerical Appeal]