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

"For an SUV this size I am very impressed how well this car accelerates and handles."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"For a mid-size SUV, the car rides and handles more like a midsize sedan. very nimble."

W T., TX (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"This car is very fast and handles great."

Anonymous, DE (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Good acceleration and handles extremely well"

William G., NJ (2014 Mazda CX-9)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"For a large exterior the interior seems somewhat small."

GREG B., MA (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Ride is very controlled, comfortable and a good feel for the rod"

William G., NJ (2014 Mazda CX-9)


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

What Owners Say

"Great value for a SUV that seat 7 comfortably."

GEORGE L., IL (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Was surprised no running lights and no keyless start"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Generally good value, but some interior styling and trim were a bit below what I expected for a car at that price (e.g., carpet, hard plastics)."

FRED B., CA (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Bought it as a leftover last fall. Paid under 29,000 with all options. It really is a 40,000 car."

JAMES D., NY (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Negotiated a very good price for the new car when purchased by using the Consumer reports buying service. $5K below sticker price."

W T., TX (2014 Mazda CX-9)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Styling is very attractive for an SUV"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"Interer very hard to clean cloth sets are like Velcro"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Mazda CX-9)

"The design of the hood and front end were major factors in our choice of this car. We have good visibility of the front of the car from the driver's perspective. This sold the car for my wife. The interior comfort and room for us and our dog is also excellent on trips."

Anonymous, CT (2014 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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