Mazda CX-9

Base MSRP price range:
$29,985 - $36,625
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Ratings Category: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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Mazda CX-9 Overview

The three-row CX-9 is agile, comfortable, and quiet. Power comes from a smooth and refined 3.7-liter V6, but its 16-mpg overall lags by today's standards. Handling is agile, and the ride is firm and steady, and does a good job of isolating bumps. The cabin is quiet, and interior trim is attractive and well-assembled. As in many SUVs, the 60/40-split second-row seats slide fore and aft for greater second- or third-row leg room. The third-row seat is relatively hospitable and easy to access. The optional blind-spot detection system works well. Reliability has been above average. But we can no longer recommend the CX-9 because it scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

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