For Plush Quality and Sportiness, Go for the Mazda CX-9

Few, if any, SUVs combine a lively interior, sporty feel and ride quality, and a generous list of safety and technical features. That's what makes the Mazda CX-9 so unique in the midsize crossover field. Agile, plush, and composed, the Mazda CX-9 continues to be a top choice in its class. The current model is split into Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trims.

Mazda vehicles come with a variance of SKYACTIV® technologies to push driving performance to the limit without sacrificing fuel economy. And the Mazda CX-9 is no exception. Under its hood is a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that has a sizeable output: 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you will never have to worry about not merging into traffic or switching lanes in time. This SKYACTIV® engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which comes with a manual shifter for exercising greater control over gear shifting, as well as Sport Mode for a tighter and more exciting ride.


Indeed, with the Mazda CX-9, expect the taut steering, high level of nimbleness, and controlled body movement of a much smaller vehicle. Credit that to the standard G-Vectoring Control, a SKYACTIV® feature that adjusts the engine's torque in response to steering inputs to maintain control when cornering, thus maintaining your intended driving path. In addition, Mazda retuned the suspension, which curbs turbulence more effectively than previous model years without sacrificing the SUV's sporty dynamics.

The Mazda CX-9 offers an estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with the standard front-wheel drivetrain. However, you can opt for the all-wheel drivetrain option, which Mazda brands as i-ACTIV, for optimized all-weather driving performance.

Mazda ramps up the aura of comfortability regarding the interior of the Mazda CX-9. When you enter the cabin, you are greeted by three rows of seats, which hold up to seven people. The front and second-row seats are spacious enough to ensure a stress-free relaxation during long trips, and the materials used in the SUV are on par with more expensive or luxury-level brands. For leather upholstery and front-seat power adjustability and heating capability, go with the Touring trim or higher. At the Grand Touring level, expect second-row and steering-wheel heating capability and a driver-side 2-position memory system. And with the Signature, you will get exclusive Napa leather trim and steering-wheel stitching. For this model, Mazda adds insulation to make the cabin quieter and more pleasant than ever before.


Standard comfort and convenience features on the Mazda CX-9 include cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button engine start, Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, and a six-speaker stereo system with a 7-inch color touchscreen. The Touring upgrades to an 8-inch touchscreen and gains remote start, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, and a garage-door opener. And the Grand Touring and Signature get a power sliding-glass sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen navigation, HD Radio, and a 12-speaker stereo system.

For safety, the Mazda CX-9 starts off with features such as a rear view camera, electronic vehicle stability control, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, roll stability control, hill start assist, six airbags, and engine immobilization as an anti-theft system. Also, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert appear as driver-assistance tech. Lane keep assist and lane departure warning are present on the Touring trim and higher, and front and rear parking sensors are exclusive to the Grand Touring and Signature trims.


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