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2023 Mazda CX-9 Full Review/ Great SUV to Come

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The 2023 Mazda CX-9 is arriving as a carryover model this fall, though Mazda has dropped the base Sport trim, and now starts the lineup with the CX-9 Touring. Mazda introduced the current, second-gen CX-9 in 2016. The midsize SUV is entering its eighth model year on sale. Great SUV to Come

Growing up doesn’t mean you have to give up if you feel the need to trade your hot little two-door sports car for a box on wheels but wish you didn’t have to there’s the 2023 mazda cx-9 mazda has massaged its hallmark driving verve deep into the cx-9 and the turbocharged four-cylinder engine does its best to add some excitement of course this driver-focused

Experience isn’t without downsides as the cx-9’s more compact shape means that the larger suvs in this segment offer more space for people and cargo the cx-9’s base sport trim level is gone for 2023 which raises the suv’s base price to over forty thousand dollars luckily other changes to the touring model seem intended to justify the price such as standard

Captain’s chairs for the second row black or tan colored leather upholstery a power sunroof fog lamps and a wireless smartphone charging pad foreign apart from its solid acceleration performance the cx-9 is according to the epa more fuel efficient than many of its rivals the front-wheel drive model earned epa estimates of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 mpg

On the highway all-wheel drive drops both of those figures by 2 miles per gallon in our real world highway fuel economy test the all-wheel drive cx-9 matched its 26 miles per gallon rating foreign mazda took a risk by offering a turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the cx-9 soul powertrain in the hope of a gain and fuel economy it does seek out an advantage

Over some competitors but it’s slight the engine sounds gutsy and managed a class competitive result in our acceleration testing where it scooted our grand touring test vehicle from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds the cx-9 is clearly the driving enthusiasts family hauler surprisingly light on its feet it often feels as if you’re driving a smaller suv the

Suspension is firm but it’s still supple enough to ride over rough stretches of road the steering while not as communicative as other mazdas still imparts vigor that’s missing from other crossovers the firm suspension and accurate steering culminate in superior cornering control foreign cabin wows with upscale materials and detailed styling but compared with

Other suvs in a segment it’s short on passenger and cargo space open the door in the cx-9’s interior welcomes passengers with an upscale cabin that wouldn’t look out of place in an audi mazda has tastefully arranged soft touch plastic with handsome graining brushed aluminum and in our signature trim test car genuine rosewood the cx-9 smaller measurements mean

Real world limitations we managed to fit just two of our carry-on suitcases behind the mazda’s third row which is one third of what the ford explorer could muster the cx-9 second and third rows of seats fold easily for quick configuration changes though and the resultant load floor is flat making it easy to load bulky items with second and third row seats down

The cx-9 accommodated 25 of our carry-on cases all cx-9s come with mazda’s user-friendly infotainment system and a 10.3 inch display the software is easy to navigate and the graphics are crisp plus the mazda connected services suite provides remote access to vehicle status telematics and key operations such as remote start and remote locking bluetooth phone

And streaming audio hd radio a wireless smartphone charging pad apple carplay and android auto are all standard features a host of driver assistance technologies are standard across the cx-9 lineup including convenient adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist features for more information about the cx-9’s crash test results visit the national highway

Traffic safety administration mitsa and insurance institute for highway safety iihs websites key safety features include standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection standard lane departure warning with lane keeping assist standard adaptive cruise control thanks and see you in next review

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