On a recent road trip to Pine Island, Mazda was kind enough to lend me a CX-9 to test drive and share the experience with my readers. All opinions are honest and my own.
It had been years since I’ve driven a Mazda and when the opportunity to test drive their stylish and luxurious CX-9 came up, I was more than happy to oblige. Not only was the vehicle Ah-mazing the level of customer service I received went well beyond what I expected. The nice folks at Drive Shop USA took great care of me delivering and picking up the SUV.
Inside the Mazda CX-9, you’ll find abundant comfort, convenience, and space. It has ample seating for seven and multitude of cargo options make it the perfect SUV for any adventure. And while a sense of indulgence and sophistication is felt throughout the cabin, they gave special attention to the most important seat—the drivers.
To elevate the driving experience, they greatly subdued the noise of engine vibrations by adding 53 pounds of sound-deadening material. Sound-insulating glass narrowed gaps, and more seal insulation further reduces wind noise. All this makes the Mazda CX-9 remarkably quiet, ensuring that the time you spend behind the wheel is less distracting and more relaxing.
I had so much fun discovering the added features of the CX-9 and loved how the changes really made driving fun. I particularly liked the all the safety features built into the vehicle. The Blind Spot Monitoring and lane departure system were amazing additions as well as the auto adjusting high beams, and windshield projection system that helps you keep your eyes where they belong, on the road!
The MAZDA CONNECT™4 Infotainment System was easy to use and the Bose sound system was a joy to listen to, but then again 12 speakers can make for some spectacular sounds.
Here are some of the highlights of the Mazda CX-9:
three-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink®
Mazda Radar Cruise control
Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System
Push Button Start
Power rear liftgate with programmable height adjustment
2nd-row retractable window sunshades
Active Driving Display (Heads-Up Display)
Ambient temperature & clock display
8″ full-color touch screen display
Bose® Centerpoint2® Surround Sound audio system with AudioPilot and 12 speakers
Bluetooth®3 hands-free phone and audio streaming capability
Mazda Navigation System
MAZDA CONNECT™4 Infotainment System
-Infotainment system voice command
-Radio Broadcast Data System program information
-Aha™ internet radio integration
-Pandora® internet radio integration
-Stitcher™ internet radio integration
-SMS text message audio delivery and reply
-E911 automatic emergency notification
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Distance Recognition Support System
Lane Keep Assist
Lane Departure Warning
Rear backup sensors
Every new Mazda comes with a comprehensive limited warranty that provides coverage in the unlikely event a repair is needed in the first years after your vehicle’s purchase.
They’ll be right there with you all the time, wherever you go by providing warranty coverage and roadside assistance so that the total enjoyment of driving a Mazda never stops.
3-year/36,000-mile24 “Bumper-to-Bumper” Limited Warranty
5-year/60,000-mile24 Limited Powertrain Warranty
3-year/36,000-mile24 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program
All in all the Mazda CX-9 proved to be a great ride. Comfort, Safety, and Power add up to an unbeatable combination and one that I can recommend trying. Stop by your nearest Mazda Dealer for a test drive and you’ll feel the difference for yourself because Driving Matters.
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