Every day more and more people have started preferring SUVS and minivans due to the advances in their luxurious benefits and size. Hence, Mazda has announced its lineup for the coming year, which includes a myriad of its previous models of luxury crossovers revamped and redesigned. One such vehicle is the Mazda CX-9.
The Mazda CX-9 first became available on the market in 2008, and since then has hardly undergone any prominent changes in the exterior or interior designs. However, the much-needed demand for redesign has been met in the 2017 Mazda CX-9, which was unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. To gain a better understanding of this minivan, let us delve deeper into the inner workings of the vehicle.
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Exterior:
Much like its contemporary counterparts from the same company, the CX-9 has also been manufactured on the “KODO – Soul of Motion” design template. The CX-9 also borrows design elements from the CX-5. The CX-9 stands out against the other cars due to its larger front grille and slender headlamps. In addition to this, the CX-9 also sports an entirely different bumper from previous models of the vehicle.
The minivan is also inspired by the Koeru concept, which is quite evident from the center intake and chrome inserts. Keeping with the Koeru concept, the rear has also been revamped. One of the most noticeable features is the slim pair of taillights, which have a chrome streak inserted between them. All in all, the company has tried to achieve a sportier look with the CX-9 by using a longer hood and short overhangs, which also provide stability.
The luxury SUV is available in both 18 inches and 20-inch wheel sizes according to the consumer preference. Furthermore, seven different colors of the minivan are available, with Machine Gray being the latest addition.
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Interior:
As with the exterior, the interior has also been designed to provide a more expensive look than what is usual for a Mazda. The AC vents have gotten an update; however, the driver’s side still has the same three instrument gauges and three-spoke steering wheels. Apart from this, the door panels have either been lined with aluminum or wood to give the inner cabin a more modern feel. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 can be ordered custom-made according to your requirements with a Nappa leather or Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers. Luxury features include 7 and 8 inches touchscreen for the Mazda Connect infotainment systems. Music can be streamed on them using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or local cable connections. Moreover, USB ports are also installed in the back seats for charging smartphones.
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Engine Specs:
While most other models use the V-6 engine, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 uses a 2.5-liter engine with a four-cylinder turbo. It is capable of providing a 250 hp at 93 octanes and a 227 hp on 87 octanes. However, it is powerful enough to reach speeds of 60 mph from 0 mph in a mere 7.2 seconds.
Mazda justifies its decision of using a four-cylinder engine instead of a V-6 is that it saves approximately 132 pounds and helped to make the crossover more fuel efficient. It is 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway if you are driving the AWD. But if you are driving the front wheel variant then it is 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Dimensions:
|Passenger Volume||135 cu ft|
|Cargo Volume||14 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||4336 lb|
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Price:
The base price starts at $32,420, but the cost can vary depending on which model you choose to buy. in addition, Mazda also offers bespoke and custom paint jobs for some extra bucks.
The following are the models and their prices:
|Signature (AWD Standard)||$44,915|
|Touring Premium Package||$1,745|
|Snowflake White Pearl Mica||$200|
|Soul Red Metallic||$300|
|Machine Gray Metallic||$300|
All in all, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is surely a tough competitor and should be on your list of potential cars to purchase. Remember to gather ample information and then invest money in something that will likely pay back with time and use.