The 2014 Mazda CX-9 has always had a specific role in the Mazda lineup since it first hit the market a few years ago. This is the largest sport utility vehicle in the Mazda lineup and its goal is to make your family trips easier by giving you a spacious and versatile interior, comfortable handling, and solid safety.
Last year, Mazda redesigned the CX-9 to give it a more modern look and to align it with other redesigned models in the Mazda lineup. The Mazda CX-9 therefore displays since 2014 a more aggressive style marked by its redesigned grille featuring sharper fires and a more slender overall appearance. At the rear, Mazda stylists also redesigned the design to add a bit of elegance to the overall vehicle. Overall, the Mazda CX-9 hasn't changed much, but no one can fault the Japanese automaker's improvements.
Like the majority of other models in the three-row mid-size sport utility vehicle segment, the Mazda CX-9 offers only one engine, but the latter is quite capable of propelling the SUV with the necessary poise.
It's a 3.7-liter V6 engine that develops 273 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, more power than what can be found in the Honda Pilot, for example. Only one transmission is offered, a 6-speed automatic transmission that can send engine power to the standard front wheels or to the optional four wheels. The all-wheel drive option will be the most favored by CX-9 buyers, and with good reason. In combination with the higher ground clearance, it allows you to face winter challenges with confidence and safety. Gone are the mornings when we get stuck in our driveway!
The interior of the Mazda CX-9 is a carefully constructed mix of good quality materials. No matter the model, GS or GT, the interior of this Mazda SUV is built to last. The dashboard displays a modern style while the center console is ergonomic yet elegant.
But, of course, the appeal of the Mazda CX-9 isn't the center console, but the interior space. Being a sport utility with room for 7 passengers, consumers expect a spacious cabin, and the CX-9 delivers. Up front, the environment is clear and the head and elbow room is impressive. It's the same in the second row, as the legroom allows you to cover long distances without hearing a plain from behind.
The third bench obviously offers less head and leg room, but if you compare to other vehicles in the same category, you realize that the 6 and 7 seats of the Mazda CX-9 are particularly accommodating. Obviously, if you do not use this bench seat, it can be lowered and thus benefit from a particularly impressive cargo space.
Perfect for the family, the Mazda CX-9 offers comfortable handling and plenty of room for successful rides. Come try it out today at Chatel Mazda!