I have owned several Honda Accords through 2006, went German for a while, and now with a family & house we have our first family hauler. Two days ago I took delivery of a 2009 Odyssey EX-L with 13K miles. We were going for an LX but it was hard to say no to the one we test drove. I looked at the mazda5 too and I really liked the way it drove, but ultimately, there wasn't enough cargo space with even just one of the two rear seats up. We are thrilled with all the features this vehicle comes with and all of the cargo room...getting our toddler out of the 2nd row is a breeze now!