"Driving Matters" is the tagline Mazda uses to promote its CX-9 three-row family mover, casting it as the driver’s choice among the soccer-mom mobile crowd. Turns out that this slogan is quite apt; the CX-9 is particularly agile, comfortable riding, and quiet among affordable midsized three-row SUVs.

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

"awesome handling. great torque, and that's coming from a diesel owner."

Benjamin H., PA (2016 Mazda CX-9)

"Love this car & the power when you press on the gas!! You can drive it easily with purpose & confidence!! Pickup is awesome!"

Beth M., AR (2016 Mazda CX-9)


Rick F., ON (2016 Mazda CX-9)

"Excellent handling. Acceleration for 4 cylinder turbo charged engine excellent."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Mazda CX-9)

"Awesome turbo 4. As they say zoom zoom."

Tom V., OH (2016 Mazda CX-9)

"Handling and smoothness, plus the adaptive headlights."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Mazda CX-9)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


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

What Owners Say

"large SUV with great handling that can carry seven"

Richard B., MD (2016 Mazda CX-9)

Would you buy this car again?

2016 vehicles
Dodge Journey
Ford Explorer
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Santa Fe
Kia Sorento
Mazda CX-9
Nissan Pathfinder
Toyota 4Runner
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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