The Mazda CX-9 is a full-sized crossover available for Schaumburg and Bloomingdale drivers that need more style and utility than a minivan. Awarded the 2008 Motor Trend “Sport Utility of the Year” award and winner of a 2014 KBB “5-Year Cost to Own” award, the Mazda CX-9 is a budget-friendly SUV that offers buyers ample features for a competitive price.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
The 2015 Mazda CX-9 specs deliver competitive power ratings, convenient amenities, and popular technology features that drivers demand:
- Engine – The Mazda CX-9 is equipped with the capable 3.7L V6 engine capable of 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Available with FWD or with available active torque split AWD, every Mazda CX-9 motor is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
- Interior – Drivers enjoy standard three zone climate control, remote keyless entry with retractable key, available 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, and optional heated front seats, as well as 60/40 split folding 2nd row seats with tilt and slide feature.
- Technology – The Mazda CX-9 delivers convenient infotainment features thanks to the 5.8” color touchscreen interface with HD radio and Pandora connectivity, SiriusXM compatibility, and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and audio streaming.
- Safety – This popular SUV is equipped with standard advanced front air bags, front side-impact air bags, side-impact air curtains, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC). Also available is a rearview backup camera, rear parking sensors, a Blind Spot Monitoring System and Rear Cross-traffic Alert.
Mazda CX-9 Reviews
Not surprisingly, the experts are as enamored with the Mazda CX-9 as we are:
“As is often the case with Mazda vehicles, the CX-9 three-row crossover is the sports car of its competitive set. Along with engaging dynamics, it offers plentiful cargo space and a versatile, well-designed cabin.” – Left Lane News
“The big V6 hums along with little fuss or commotion, delivering its power in a smooth, linear fashion without hesitation or strain.” – AutoTrader
“The precise, communicative steering lets you carve a consistent path, whether you’re powering down the interstate or making time on a rural two-lane road, and the steep rake of the windshield adds to the sporty vibe.” – Edmunds
“Controls are a snap to locate and use, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road rather than hunt for the seat warmer.” – Kelley Blue Book
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 should see some minor design changes for the new model year. While specifics have not been confirmed, judging by models in the Mazda lineup already updated, like the Mazda CX-5, it is reasonable to speculate that this model’s new design should include bumper-integrated headlights, and a more fluid exterior design. It is believed that Mazda could also replace the current V6 engine with a more capable SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGIES model or even a 2.7L Eco-type engine.
While no official 2016 Mazda CX-9 release date or price have been announced, it is safe to assume that drivers can expect to see it in late 2015 or early 2016, with prices starting near $32,000 for the base model and increase accordingly with other trims and options.