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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay (since 2019)   Android Auto icon Android Auto (since 2019)  

Mazda understood that despite offering a good MPV on the market, the Premacy, the SUVs, and the cross-overs are the future.

And it combined these two types of vehicles.

Developed on the new Skyactive platform, the 2016 CX-9 was the second generation of the big SUV built by Mazda, mostly for the U.S. market. It combined the look of a sporty SUV, such as the CX5, with a minivan's utility, such as the Premacy. That should've made everyone happy.

Designing an SUV with three rows of seats in a package that should look like a regular SUV was never easy, but the Japanese designers did it. The 5 meters (199 in) vehicle disguised the three seats in a usual, BMW X5-like form with flowing lines and a massive front grille that attracted attention more than the third row of side windows and the thick D-pillar. The CX-9 headlights resembled those installed on the Mazda 6 sedan, or those on the CX5 with their slim, curved shape barely seen between the hood and the very tall bumper.

Inside, the dashboard resembled the one in the MX5 or the 3, with an infotainment screen placed on top of the panel and a three-dial instrument cluster. The tall center console placed between the front seats inspired the driver to feel like it was a sports car, despite the high seating position. To access the middle and the last row of seats the rear doors were longer than those found on the CX5 model.

Under the hood, the CX-9 featured only one engine option, a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four unit paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Mazda offered the 7-seat SUV either with a front- or all-wheel-drive system.

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MAZDA CX-9 2016 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (250 HP)
  • 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT AWD (250 HP)

MAZDA CX-9 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (250 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
183.9 KW @ 5000 RPM
250 HP @ 5000 RPM
247 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
229 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
310 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
199.4 in (5065 mm)
Width
77.5 in (1969 mm)
Height
67.6 in (1717 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.3/65.2 in (1,659/1,656 mm)
Wheelbase
115.4 in (2931 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.4 cuFT (408 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.7 ft (11.8 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4050 lbs (1837 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
22.2 mpg US (10.6 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)

MAZDA CX-9 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT AWD (250 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L SKYACTIV-G 6AT AWD (250 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
183.9 KW @ 5000 RPM
250 HP @ 5000 RPM
247 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
229 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
310 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
19 gallons (71.9 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/60 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
199.4 in (5065 mm)
Width
77.5 in (1969 mm)
Height
67.6 in (1717 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.3/65.2 in (1,659/1,656 mm)
Wheelbase
115.4 in (2931 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.4 cuFT (408 L)
Turning circle (curb to curb)
38.7 ft (11.8 m)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4341 lbs (1969 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
20.5 mpg US (11.5 L/100Km)
Highway
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
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