Well it may not be the BEST SUV ever, but it certainly does the "utility' aspect of SUV better than most, and its 260HP V6 isn't exactly lackluster in "sport" either.
The CX-9 is (as far as I know) the biggest car-based SUV ever built. At 200 inches, its the size of a Tahoe. But it gets 25 MPG highway, can comfortably fit adults in its third row, and doesn't handle like a tank. Minivans have long held the title of most comfortable people-mover (3rd row of a Tahoe!?), but finally there's an SUV that does it just as well.
Some may not like the curvy and 'swoopy' exterior lines, but I think they're graceful and that they make this full-size SUV look decidedly mid-size. Its just so elegant for such a large machinge. And the interior is really well done: high quality plastics + wood touches = niceeeeee. The dual chrome exhausts and generous but subtle use of chrome throughout the exterior really puts the look over the top. Outlook has its work cut out for it- damn.