Mazda CX-9 Video Review and 26-Point Bullet Summary

Posted by Dean on: 3rd January, 2017 •

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Mazda CX9 – In Summary

  • The video review on this page is referring to the second generation Mazda CX-9.
  • This CX-9 is all new, ‘from nose to tail’.
  • Cheaper and more fuel efficient than the previous CX9.
  • Class leading levels of safety equipment.
  • 2.5 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine (turbo charged)
  • The first Mazda to combine Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology with forced induction.
  • The model shown in this review is the Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD. This model starts price-wise at $63,390 (excluding on road costs and dealer charges). The Azami model is standard with Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and LED Headlights.
  • Engine 2488CC, 4 cylinder, dohc, turbo.
  • Max power: 170kW at 5000 rpm.
  • Max torque: 420Nm at 2000 rpm. Because of the significant increase in torque, the new generation Mazda CX-9 is said to drive more like a diesel. The torque is available from just 2000 RPM making the CX-9 drive feel effortless… muscular, low in the rev range which is where families will mostly use it (a high revving engine isn’t necessary in a family SUV).
  • This new CX-9 is more efficient by a significant 25%.
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic.
  • Fuel economy: 8.8L per 100km. A big improvement here. The previous model was into the 11’s 😱.
  • 0-100km/h 8.5 seconds (est.)
  • Weight 1924 kg
  • Available in front and all wheel drive (AWD).
  • Mazda CX-9 pricing starts at $42,490 (that’s excluding on road costs and dealer charges).
  • Every CX-9 model gets Sat Nav, Reverse Camera, Parking Sensors, Autonomous Braking and Blind Spot Detection.
  • All new platform. Although the overall length has shrunk slightly, the overall wheel base is longer which translates to more interior (cabin) space.
  • One touch clip and fold system for releasing third row seating.
  • CX-9 cabin is reported to be ‘hush’. Mazda’s are sometimes accused of having higher levels of road noise than some of their competitors models but this is reportedly not the case with the new CX-9.
  • Taut body control helps the CX-9 corners very nicely – especially considering this vehicle has nearly a 2 tonne mass.
  • Potential Weaknesses: No diesel option. Ride: Some say not as supple as you’d expect (it is a big car though). Brakes can take a little getting used to due to an initial lack of bite on the pedal – a little more pedal pressure is needed than you initially think.
  • Overall though, the new Mazda CX-9 is polished, keenly priced and brimming with safety features and comforts.
  • A practical, spacious and very comfortable family hauler.
  • Definitely one of the best (if not the best) offerings in it’s class.

Mazda CX9 Features and Specifications

You can view Mazda CX9 Features and Specifications and much more here at Mazda’s own dedicated CX-9 website.

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