Product Reviews
Take Action
Back
SIGN THE PETITION

Fight for Fair Finance

Tell the administration and Congress to stand up for the consumer watchdog that protects you from financial fraud and abuse.
Take Action
Why Do We Have Campaigns?
We're fighting to ensure you and your family can get a fair deal in the marketplace, especially on the choices that matter most: health care, privacy, automobiles, food, finances and more. Join our campaigns and together, we'll hold corporations and lawmakers accountable.
Mazda CX-9
2017
Mazda CX-9 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 Touring 4-door SUV AWD Automatic
Mazda's CX-9 is a stylish three-row SUV that is quite engaging to drive. Power comes from a responsive, free-revving 227-hp, 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to a smooth six-speed automatic. This engine is rated at 250 hp if you use premium fuel, but there's no reason to do so. We got 22 mpg overall. Mazda's flagship SUV has nimble handling that makes it feel like a smaller vehicle. The ride is very comfortable, and the cabin is commendably quiet. The interior is well-finished, particularly on high-end trims, and features comfortable seats, but the cockpit is snug and power-seat adjustments are limited. Mazda's dial-controlled infotainment system takes time to master. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring.
View Details View Pricing Information
2016
2016 Redesign Year
Mazda CX-9 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Touring AWD
Mazda's CX-9 is a stylish three-row SUV that is quite engaging to drive. Power comes from a responsive, free-revving 227-hp, 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to a smooth six-speed automatic. This engine is rated at 250 hp if you use premium fuel, but there's no reason to do so; it puts out plenty of power on regular. We got an impressive 22 mpg overall. Mazda's flagship SUV has nimble handling that makes it feel like a smaller vehicle. The ride is very comfortable, and the cabin is commendably quiet. The interior is well-finished, particularly on high-end trims, and features comfortable seats, but the cockpit is snug and power-seat adjustments are limited. Mazda's dial-controlled infotainment system takes time to master. All but the base trim come with blind spot monitoring. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning, which are standard on top trims.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
2007-2015
2007 Redesign Year
Mazda CX-9 2015 Trim Shown: 2015 Others
The car-based, three-row CX-9 looks like a longer version of the CX-7 but is much nicer. Overall, it is a bit of a hidden gem. Based on a stretched version of the platform of the Ford Edge, the Mazda is quieter, more agile, and has a nicer interior with attractive trim. The third-row seat is small but relatively easy to access. Handling is taut and agile, plus the ride is firm and steady, yet comfortable. Braking distances are a bit long though. The 60/40-split second-row seats slide fore and aft for greater second- or third-row legroom. The CX-9 initially used Ford's punchy, 3.5-liter V6 engine, but it got a smoother, more refined 3.7-liter V6 in 2008. Neither engine is particularly fuel-efficient. The optional blind-spot warning system works well, but the CX-9 performed poorly when tested in the IIHS small-overlap crash test. The CX-9 soldered on for many years without a redesign, making later model years feel comparatively dated next to the competition.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $21,800 - $29,050 $18,970 - $26,020
2014 $18,850 - $25,900 $16,120 - $22,970
2013 $16,850 - $24,000 $14,075 - $21,025
2012 $14,100 - $20,450 $11,380 - $17,480
2011 $12,725 - $17,975 $9,985 - $14,985
2010 $11,350 - $12,775 $8,625 - $9,975
2009 $9,675 - $11,125 $7,040 - $8,390
N/A
2008 $8,450 - $9,900 $5,850 - $7,200
2007 $7,400 - $8,825 $4,810 - $6,160
N/A