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

"I drove this car over the Sonora Pass through the Sierra Nevada mountain range and it handled like a much smaller vehicle and was a joy to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Drives at least one size smaller than it is...very controlled and, sporty handling."

BRUCE M., MI (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"This car is very much like the CX7 it replaced. That car saved our lives when its handling and brakes allowed me to avoid a head-on collision with a coal truck that pulled out in front of us on an interstate. We were traveling 65+, and I was able to brake and turn and we hit the front side of the tractor at a speed low enough that the air bags did not deploy. The car was totaled, but we were unhurt."

Anonymous, WV (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Overall good - lots of space. Ride is good. MPG is poor."

LENNOX S., CT (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Great drive comfort, quiet cabin."

Matthew N., MA (2015 Mazda CX-9)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Best driving car I have ever owned. Can drive 10 hours and not be tired!"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Front seat center console is large and restricts leg and hip room."

HAROLD W., TX (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Seats are the most comfortable I've had. Comfortable and supportive for long (10 - 12 hour) drives. The other listed characteristics ( climate control, noise, ride) are also excellent. This is a great long distance driver while being equally adept at regular local driving."

BRUCE M., MI (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Comfortable seating, logical control layout' excessive wind noise at high speeds"

DAVE M., MN (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Heated seats in the winter are great!"

BARRY P., NC (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"Great flexibility in driver seat position, so much so that it has eased my sciatic leg pain!"

Scott A., MO (2015 Mazda CX-9)

"excellent ride and no sqeaks"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mazda CX-9)


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

What Owners Say

"Dealer gave us a great cash price"

BARRY P., NC (2015 Mazda CX-9)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Styling is OK - nav. system is hard to use. 6 cyl. engine that is tough on MPG"

LENNOX S., CT (2015 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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