Well inside it may be, but on the outside it is not. It seems that Mazda has decided to follow the crowd and add a happy face grille to the front of the CX-9 to make it more a part of the cool crowd. Added to this is the over abundance of plastic body cladding which runs the entire bottom of the CX-9. This does look good in some colors but with others it just makes it look cheap. And lastly it would have been nice if Mazda had made its headlights more aggressive. Come on bring down the top corner to add more an evil aspect to the front end.
Overall Grade: C