The faux wood is something you really don't touch and is just for aesthetics.. It looks good and that's all that matters. I have it in my Sorento and it's a glossy black type wood grain and think it looks awesome.
I don't recall the Mazda CX9 Signature feeling cheap and it has real rosewood and aluminum. I almost bought an AWD model and negotiated $44.5K OTD TTL during it's first model year. Didn't want to spend that much or have a first year product around job one timelines.
Braking 100-0 kmh (62-0mph) at 125.9 ft is slightly longer than average.