Families need space and they often need a vehicle with additional seating. Minivans, of course, emphasize extra seats and are perfect for young and growing family units. But once the youngsters approach junior high school, many parents will want to ditch the minivan in favor of something sportier and one good option is the Mazda CX-9, a modern vehicle with enough roominess to accommodate family needs.
Sharp and Slick
Mazda CX- 9 sports an attractive exterior. The rounded corners and aggressive face give this SUV a modern appearance and a feel for flair. The body and look remind me of other, far more expensive foreign import cars but with the Mazda CX- 9, you get the look of luxury for a fair price.
Moving to the interior, Mazda CX- 9 is roomier than expected. From the outside, it doesn’t look this large but once you open the doors and climb inside, you notice that this SUV is more spacious than expected. The third row seating means the vehicle can handle up to seven passengers and I like that the interior is sharp and simple, yet still stylish. The first thing I noticed was that the inside isn’t as overloaded with bells and whistles as other modern- day vehicles. This is a nice change, because some vehicles have so many buttons, knobs, etc. that it starts to get confusing. Mazda CX- 9 provides what you need without going to extremes.
Mazda CX- 9 is a user- friendly SUV. It has the extra features and space you need and the modern technologies necessary for safe and trouble free driving. It has a stylish appearance that reminds me of more expensive vehicles, yet its base price easily fits into most family budgets.
I drove the Mazda CX- 9 over a period of several days and must commend the manufacturer for creating such a good level of comfort for an SUV of this size. Trust me- I have driven other SUV in the same size class and I felt like I was held in my seat, similar to the way you feel when you’re sitting on a seat in an airplane with the armrests folded down. You feel a little smothered and immobilized, like you can’t move around or quickly change position, even if you wanted to. Mazda CX-9 has solved that problem with a level of comfort unsurpassed in other midsize SUV.
Steering is profoundly responsive in the Mazda CX- 9. I like how I was able to control the steering with minimal effort and the acceleration is surprisingly good. I never felt like I wouldn’t be able to speed up quickly enough to merge into traffic on the freeway and I was impressed at how this SUV was able to turn corners with ease and with minimal inside shifting. Another impressive aspect of this vehicle is the interior noise. It is practically dead silent when you drive; so quiet that I found myself checking to see if the engine was still running.
One exceptional safety feature occurred during our drive. The Mazda apparently has a mind of it’s own as it stopped automatically when a car jumped into the lane in front of us and then slammed on their brakes to stop (apparently not leaving enough space for their car or ours). While it was a bit of a shock to me while driving, and I admit to feeling a bit shaky afterwards, it was a great deal better than accidentally hitting the car in front of me – even if it was their fault. That’s some safety feature!
Families need a vehicle with space and if an SUV is on your potential replacement vehicle list, then the Mazda CX- 9 is one you should consider buying. The third row seat is a little cramped, but it is still large enough for the younger, smaller family members. Gasoline mileage is better than that of other SUV and with such an impressive level of comfort and style, the Mazda CX- 9 is easily one of the better vehicles in its class.