Almost forgotten by car buyers, the Mazda CX-9 provides a pleasant three-row SUV alternative. Agile handling that masks its size is a nice surprise, as a run down a twisty back road will attest. The ride is firm and steady, proving comfortable on a variety of roads and the quiet cabin contributes to a calm cruise.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"acceleration when needed for passing or entering from a on ramp"

LEONARD S., AZ (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"Acceleration is great for such a big car. I can pass anyone going up the mountain on the interstate. Drives like a sports car mated to a luxury SUV."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"Drives like new"

W E., PA (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"The handling is excellent, drives more like a car than an SUV. Acceleration is particularly appreciated at highway speeds, even in excess of 80 mph."

ROBERT H., MN (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"Acceleration and handling is superb. This car is very nimble while still achieving a very good mpg for its size."

PAMELA S., MI (2010 Mazda CX-9)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Adjustable lumbar support in driver seat. Quiet ride as compared to Volvo. Very roomy space for family groups."

Anonymous, ME (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"It is a little noisy, especially on the highway. I often think I have a window open when I do not."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"Good seat position, wind noise a problem, Seat material is not wearing well."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"Plenty of room for a family of five whether dropping off at school or taking week long road trips. Also, there's lots of room for hauling bikes and occasionally a pressure washer. It's a very useful and flexible vehicle."

MICHAEL M., TX (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"I like the versatile positioning of the driver's seat. I wish it had the same positioning options on the passenger side. I also wish the driver's side had a handle, as I am disabled and could use something to grab when I'm getting into the car. As for road noise, the car could use a little bit more noise insulation."

HOLLY D., OR (2010 Mazda CX-9)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I bought the CX9 for 25k certified preowned. New similar CX9s were selling for 40k. Got a great value with a lot of features"

KEVIN B., MA (2010 Mazda CX-9)

"great car.....would like some better mileage and more comfort in front passenger seat to match the rest of a gteat car"

W T., WA (2010 Mazda CX-9)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"nice lines"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Mazda CX-9)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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