Since the Palisade and Telluride entered the picture, the duo

crashed the winning party normally battled out by the Toyota

Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Mazda CX-9 (the CX-90's predecessor).

The latter Japanese three often fought each other for segment for supremacy, all of

whom had their fair share of being the best-in-segment. But the one that seemed to carry the torch the

most often was the CX-9 and with its successor, the CX-90, just coming to market following a complete overhaul, the stakes got even higher.