Funny enough, I just traded in my 2020 Accord Sport 2.0T for a 2023 CX-9 Carbon. Got a growing family so we needed the room. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t snap off the line or have the cornering ability the Accord had, but I’m damn impressed by it for a 3rd row SUV. And the best part? They cut me a check for $2k positive from my Accord AND I got a $5k discount off MSRP on the CX-9 ( no add-ons to boot ).I own a 2018 red Touring 2.0t that I got for $5K off sticker (those were the days!). I really like it and I'm disappointed they have gotten rid of the 2.0t as well. The new one looks like a Volkswagen sedan. I had a Accord loaner for a few days with the 1.5t and it was a pretty bad drive in comparison.
I will say that our other car is a (also red) 2022 Mazda CX-9 and it is very nice. For a vehicle with 2.5t and of fair size, it is pretty quick. I have been impressed.