Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9

About Mazda CX-9

Reborn last year into a svelte new form with premium appeal, the 2017 CX-9 is Mazda's largest and most powerful SUV. With three rows and seating for seven, the Mazda CX-9 is in the same category as midsize-crossover SUVs such as the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. But one spin in Mazda's flagship SUV proves it's in a different league when it comes to road manners. Simply put, the Mazda CX-9 is the most fun-to-drive SUV in its class. As with other Mazdas, the CX-9 isn't the segment's most powerful, but its taut handling and turbocharged engine imbue this crossover SUV with athletic flair. The flip side of the equation comes in practicality, as the CX-9 has less room for kids and cargo.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mazda CX-9

All-new last year, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 carries over with few changes. Among them, the Smart City Brake Support -- an automatic emergency braking system -- becomes standard on Touring trims.

  • Expert Rating: 8.3
  • Consumers Rating: 9.7
  • MPG 22|28
2016 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is all-new for 2016. Now in its second generation, Mazda's largest and priciest SUV receives a svelte new skin, plush interior, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and a host of safety and driving aids. The new, amenity-laden Signature trim could pass as a luxury SUV at a serious discount.

2015 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mazda CX-9

Not much has changed for the 2015 Mazda CX-9. A new Titanium Flash color joins the palette, and a new Recreational Accessory Package adds roof rails, cross bars, a cargo net and stainless-steel rear bumper guard to certain combinations in Touring and Grand Touring models.

2014 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mazda CX-9

The CX-9 mostly carries over for 2014. Slight changes include updated wheels and the addition of rear cross-traffic alert on Touring and Grand Touring models.

2013 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mazda CX-9

For 2013, the CX-9 receives a freshened exterior with a new design front and rear. Inside, a 5.8-inch color touchscreen is standard, as is a new infotainment system with HD Radio, Pandora Internet radio connectivity, text-to-speech capability, and a new microphone for better speech recognition. Blind-spot monitoring and a rear-view camera now come to the mid-level Touring models.

2012 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mazda CX-9

There are no major changes for 2012.

2011 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mazda CX-9

Other then improved fuel economy and some new wheels, there are no major changes for the 2011 Mazda CX-9.

2010 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mazda CX-9

For 2010, the CX-9 receives a slight exterior and interior refresh, gaining the company's new signature front end, large side mirrors and a new headlamp/fog light design.

2009 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mazda CX-9

For 2010, the CX-9 receives a slight exterior and interior refresh, gaining the company's new signature front end, large side mirrors and a new headlamp/fog light design.

2008 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mazda CX-9

A new 3.7-liter V6 replaces last year's 3.5-liter unit and provides more horsepower and torque. Mazda's Blind Spot Monitoring System will be available later in the model year.

2007 Mazda CX-9
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mazda CX-9

We were skeptical when Mazda claimed sportiness as a key attribute of its new crossover utilities, but they have surprised us by delivering on that promise. The CX-9, created specifically for North America, is the largest vehicle Mazda has ever brought to this market.

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Consumer Reviews

Best option in it's class!

By on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Technology, safety features, driving experience."

Cons: "None."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought the all new 2016 CX-9 for my wife last June. We had searched for multiple months and drove multiple brands and were down to a Nissan Pathfinder or the Mazda. Once we both just sat in the Mazda our choice was easy. We went with the Grand Touring model in Jet Black with black leather interior. It has all the bells and whistles. Most important to me were all the safety features for my wife. The HUD display is awesome. The lane assist, blind side warning, parking assist, emergency brake, radar assist for cruise control are all great. My wife has felt so much safer compared to the mini van she was driving. As other posters have noted the cargo area is lacking but just fold the 3rd row seats and your good to go. The turbo 4 cylinder is great. The turbo itself inside the engine compartment is huge. The all wheel drive is excellent. We're in Virginia and just had our first snow of the year a couple weeks ago and it handled it flawlessly. Inside the cabin it is very luxurious. I drive a BMW 5 series myself it the inside feels very European. Controls are well placed and easy to use. The only extras I wish Mazda had put in were ventilated cooled front seats and heated rear seats. The 3rd row is smaller but I have had 2 adults sit there with no complaints on a 30 minute drive. All in all a GREAT vehicle you will not be disappointed in."

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

An SUV you dont need a family for

By on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, styling, materials, fit and finish"

Cons: "None for me"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I could never get myself to buy a 3 row SUV such as the Pilot, Highlander, Pathfinder, Sorrento, etc., without having kids, but the CX-9 is an exception. It emulates a coolness factor like Range Rovers, Grand Cherokees, and the new XC90 that makes you proud to drive it. If you ultimately prioritize storage bins and every extra millimeter of space then I am sure there are more suitable choices, but not one of them can you make feel a sense of establishment like the CX-9. I have no kids and wont for a long time, but it does not matter. The CX-9 won me over with its design, high quality, and of course the drive."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A most intelligent buy!

By on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 950

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, cockpit feel w/ ample exceleration."

Cons: "No coin holder, retractable HUD."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Like others, I am totally happy with my selection. The buying experience was a bit tedious but worth the end result...Zoom-Zoom. My only disappointment is that I didn't do a better job at haggling for an even better price."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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