I own a Mazda CX-9 and I love it!
It has alot of power, handles like a car (front end is essentially a Mazda 6) and with the AWD feature, handles ice/snow and rain with no problems.
Gas mileage isn't great but all the other things about it make it a great vehicle.
Knock on wood, I only had one recall item (front end linkage assembly) and only have done routine maintenance on it.
Good luck on your search!