The 2016 Mazda CX-9 Wins a Texas-Sized Award

November 24th, 2016 by

2016 MAZDA CX-9

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 came home from the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 26th Annual Texas Truck Rodeo a big award-winner! As they do every fall, 60 to 70 automotive journalists gathered with industry manufacturer representatives to perform structured evaluations of trucks, SUVs and CUVs. More than 70 vehicles were part of the lineup in the series of tests, and in a stiff competition among crossover utility vehicles, the Mazda CX-9 won the award for the top full-size CUV.

Key Categories

These journalist and industry experts looked at virtually every aspect of these trucks and sport utes, putting them through a series of hardcore evaluations during two days spent at the rustic Longhorn River Ranch near Dripping Springs, Texas. They looked at areas like exterior styling, performance, and interior finishes, as well as overall appeal. Judges also considered innovations and technology, and 17 categories including trucks and utility vehicles of all sizes were assessed.

Judges’ Impressions

The judges praised the Mazda CX-9’s compelling personal appeal, dynamic performance, and family functionality. Nic Phillips, Texas Auto Writers Association President, noted “class-leading marks” in “exterior styling, premium interior finishes, the performance of the new SKYACTIV-G 2.5T powertrain, and overall personal appeal” as key reasons for Mazda CX-9’s success at the Texas Truck Rodeo. “Mazda’s CX-9 is a combination of sleek style with exciting, driver rewarding dynamics and family efficiency which makes for an award winning package,” he added.

History in the Making

The Mazda CX-9 was launched in 2007 and is generally credited with transforming the full-size CUV segment. With its beautiful, sleek design that epitomizes KODO – Mazda’s Soul of Motion branding foundation, it has a unique ability to meet the needs of families without sacrificing style. And with the all-new innovations in the 2016 model, the Mazda CX-9 is supremely satisfying in every way.

Raising the Bar

The latest model Mazda CX-9 isn’t just award-winning, it’s life changing. You need to see it for yourself, and there’s no better place to do it than at Biggers Mazda. Come on down to our dealership to take a test drive and gather more information. You can also contact us online anytime. We can’t wait to hear from you!