The first 7-seater crossover in the history of the company is equipped with a gasoline turbo engine in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission. The drive of the Mazda cx 9 is full. The premiere of the large crossover took place on April 13, 2006, at the New York Motor Show, and already in 2007 official sales of cars began.
The first-generation Mazda CX-9 is made on the Ford CD3 platform, on the basis of which some other cars are also built:
- Ford fusion
- Ford edge
- Mazda 6, etc.
The 2007 model was powered by a 3.5 liter Ford Cyclone V6 engine. The standard set of security systems includes:
- DSC Dynamic Stabilization System
- Traction Control System
- Roll Stability Control
- Front and side airbags for driver and passenger
- Curtain pillow for all three rows of seats
A navigation system, a hands-free system with Bluetooth technology, as well as a rear view camera and a Bose 5.1 system were additional options.
For the 2008 model year, the engine is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine rated at 273 hp. The engine began to be produced in June 2007 at the Mazda engine plant in Japan.
2010 Mazda CX-9
The 2010 Mazda CX-9 model year differed from its predecessor in a new radiator grille, improved air intakes in the bumper, and improved lighting equipment. For interior trim, more expensive materials were used. This SUV debuted in 2009 at the New York Auto Show. Sales began in Australia at the end of September in three versions:
- Grand Touring
The new Mazda CX-9 has 3-zone climate control and a speakerphone with integrated Bluetooth technology as standard features. The more expensive Touring and Grand Touring trim levels include upholstered leather inserts which are classy for that time, as well as a higher-level audio system and rear DVDs.
For the 2013 model year, the CX-9 received new features:
- a radiator grill
- front bumper
- front and rear lights
The body design here, as in previous models of the company, corresponds to the design concept of KODO or the “Soul of Motion”. The engine remained the same – V6, 3.2 liters and 277 hp, with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Restyling also touched the interior, it became equipped with an even higher quality trim. Besides, the Mazda CX-9 got driver blind spots monitoring systems and lane marking detection and tracking.
Second Generation Mazda CX-9
The second-generation Mazda CX-9 debuted at the end of 2015 already as a version of the 2016 model year. The novelty was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Mazda CX-9 is based on SkyActiv technology, which has been used in Mazda cars since 2011. The car also received significant safety improvements. The car’s design also follows Mazda’s concept called KODO.
In late summer 2017, the car was introduced in Indonesia, and since the beginning of 2018 it has been manufactured for the Indonesian market in Jakarta.
In the Japanese market, as an alternative to the CX-9, the company created the Mazda CX-8 crossover based on the Mazda CX-5, which is just an extended version of the Mazda CX-5. Since the size of the CX-8 is very similar to the Mazda CX-7, produced before 2012, it is believed that the CX-8 is its successor in the Japanese market.
The car received a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 250 hp. and accelerates to 100 km / h. in 8 seconds. The top speed is limited to 250 km / h. Fuel consumption is 8.7 liters on the highway and within the city 11 liters.
Speed and Dynamics – This is About the Mazda CX 9
If you want to characterize this car in one word, then this word is “power”. The first impression of riding a Mazda CX-9 crossover will concern the engine:
- Excellent power and traction over the entire revolutions range
- No stumble at low speeds
- Engine readiness to work at high speeds
Adding to this a quick and predictable reaction to pressing the accelerator pedal, and an automatic transmission that changes gears in the blink of an eye, but at the same time very smoothly and imperceptibly from the point of view of jumps and jerks when changing speeds. As a result, a quick and dynamic transition to new gear, with very convenient traction control.
Even with relatively low absolute power, the traction margin in this car is huge and it is already available from 2 thousand rpm. It should be said that this is how it feels in reality: the motor begins to pull from 2000 rpm and then briskly reaches its maximum 6000 rpm. Also, the automatic transmission offers the Sport mode with shifting to higher gears, but with such a high-torque and powerful engine this is not much necessary.
What Else is Special About this Car?
Does the chassis fit such a motor? Definitely – yes: you will enjoy such an easy turn of the steering wheel, and at the same time, an excellent reaction speed of the car to this turn.
Despite the dynamic nature, the Mazda CX-9 crossover does not at all try to turn into a tough sports car purely for the driver. This is a family car for trips to a shopping center or out of town. When you are in the cabin, you will notice a nice panel design, as well as an unobtrusive color scheme that resembles dark chocolate. And also you will remember the large and high center console, which gives a sense of comfort and safety in your car. The front seats are equipped with electric drive and memory settings, and the rear section in the cabin is very spacious.
The 2008 model received an award from Motor Trend Magazine as the SUV of the year. He was also selected as the “SUV of the Year in North America” at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2008.