I sat in both the Acadia and the CX-9 at the Portland Int. Auto Show, and I must say: Kudos to GM and Mazda!!! Both Interiors felt well-crafted, and the same for the exterior.
Personally, I'd take the CX-9, black exterior/interior, 19 inch rims... in a few years
But I've been thinking about a GmInsideNews post that was up a while ago by someone who went to Ford's private get-together where FoMoCo showed off to employees it's future vehicles... and the poster describes the Ford as being egg shaped and progressive... could it be a re-badged CX-9? Who knows... it'll be the Edge/CX-7/MKX sharing a platform, and the extended versions going to the CX9/Explorer? Just some thoughts.