The Mazda brand has become known as one of the most impressive and fun to drive brands on the market today. This is the brand of vehicle you want when you’re looking for the driving dynamics that will make a huge difference on the road and provide you with the ride you want. When you need the space for a family to ride along you might think it’s time to hang up the fun to drive small vehicles, but the Mazda CX-9 would beg to differ. While it’s not small, it does bring in the ride you want and the fun you’ve been after, even when you have to tote the family along with you.
You’ll love this SUV if you’re after something sporty to drive even when you have to provide enough space for the family you love to ride along with you. This is an SUV that feels like an athlete on the road with the smooth and quick power delivery, the precision control and gorgeous body that you wish you could drive every day. You can have this SUV for yourself by simply visiting your nearby Mazda dealership and picking out the right Mazda CX-9 for you.
Last year the CX-9 was all-new and rebuilt which means only a small number of changes for the 2017 model year. For this year this SUV adds the Smart City Brake Support which is an automatic emergency braking system that you’ll love at low speeds. With this system in place you can enjoy the avoidance of fender benders when you’re driving in city traffic where more unexpected issues can occur than anywhere else. Let the CX-9 help you stop when you should and keep you from an accident when on the road.
One area you won’t have to make any decisions for the CX-9 you want to drive is with the powertrain. This SUV is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While this sounds boring at first, the 227 horsepower it provides, which can be boosted to 250 by simply using 93 octane fuel is more than enough to give you the power you need. As for the low end delivery, the 310 lb.-ft. of torque which is available almost instantly is what makes this SUV more fun to drive. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which helps deliver 22 city/28 hwy mpg in FWD and 20 city/26 hwy mpg in AWD while also giving you a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Now that you know the powertrain you’ll enjoy, it’s time to pick out the right trim for you to use. There are four trim levels for the CX-9; Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. The base, Sport trim, comes with a nice list of features for you. These features include tri-zone climate controls, a seven-inch color touchscreen display, a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, the Mazda Connect system with voice command, Internet radio streaming, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary input and two USB ports.
Moving to the Touring trim you’ll have heated and power operated front seats, leather upholstery, a power liftgate with height adjustments, a large eight-inch screen, blind spot monitoring, four USB ports and the Smart City Brake Support system. The Grand Touring brings in the navigation system, a 12-speaker Bose audio system, a moonroof, radar cruise control, backup sensors and lane keep assist. The Signature model comes standard with AWD, which is optional on all other trims. This top trim also adds Nappa leather upholstery, rosewood accent pieces and LED lighting in the grill to give you a great looking SUV that certainly feels luxurious when you drive.
Which Mazda CX-9 model is right for you to drive? Are you looking for a trim that offers you the equipment you need to make sure your family is comfortable on the road or are you ready to head up to the Signature trim and choose the fully loaded model? Either way you’re going to find the CX-9 is an SUV that offers you a glorious ride with a dynamic powertrain that’s made to give you the ride you want, the comfort you deserve and enough space to fit the entire family in for the adventures you’ll have together.