I have been stalking dealer inventories in preparation of handing my TDI back.
Looking at 2014 or newer cx5 touring for low to mid 20s, meaning I am financing like 10k or so after the VW check.
But I keep coming back to similar vintage cx9s which are about the same price. Do I need all the space no but I have two small children whose stuff seems to expand to take all available space.
This will also be my dd but my commute is 20 miles a day total at highway speed so the cx5 makes more sense day to day. But not having to stop on road trips as much as the mrs can be in the back with the munchkins.
And yes I know that vintage cx9 has a bunch of Ford parts as I asked a similar question this summer when I started shopping.