2013 Mazda CX-9 Review

2013 Mazda CX 9 Exterior Front Corner

The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is Mazda’s full size SUV starting at a moderate price and packed full of convenience and technology. The 2013 Mazda CX9 consolidates the previous CX-7 and CX-9, combining them into this exciting and beautiful sport utility vehicle. The 2013 Mazda CX 9 receives a subtle redesign showcasing a new front grille, vents and headlights while holding true to the original elements that made this SUV so popular when it was first released.


2013 Mazda CX 9 Exterior Front

A 3.7L V6 engine producing 273 horsepower paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission propels the 2013 Mazda CX-9 while attaining 12.8 L/100km of fuel consumption in the city and 9.0 L/100km on the highway. With the option of either two or four wheel drive, you can choose the most appropriate combination based on your daily routine. The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is a smooth, quiet and powerful drive. Even with a full load of passengers and camping gear, there is plenty of power to spare when overtaking cars at speeds above 100 km/h. However, you will pay for this luxury every time you fill up this thirsty beast!


2013 Mazda CX 9 Exterior Side Corner

The exterior of the 2013 Mazda CX 9 has conservative lines and gives the SUV a modern look. The curves and chrome accents of the exterior are a welcoming touch and the dual exhaust and HID headlights give the 2013 Mazda CX 9 a sporty look. Sitting high above the ground, this ideally sized SUV holds 7 passengers comfortably in its spacious interior while still providing great manoeuvrability.

2013 Mazda CX 9 Exterior Side

Convenience is abundant in the 2013 Mazda CX-9 with the option of transporting 7 passengers or folding the third row of seats flat for five passengers and lots of storage space. The powered opening and closing lift gate comes in handy when your hands are full.

The spacious interior of the 2013 Mazda CX9 is all about comfort for long or short drives. The multi textured seats are firm, comfy, visually appealing and hold you in place during tight corners. However, the seats have lots of grooves and can be difficult to keep clean.

2013 Mazda CX 9 Interior

The front passengers are spoiled with lots of room and dual climate control while being able to access the simple and intuitive dash. The uncluttered dash that incorporates the 5.8 inch touch screen is a refreshing change from other vehicles with too many buttons to control functions. However, one annoyance is that the navigation system shuts out anyone from inputting a new destination while the vehicle is in motion.

The rear passengers have access to their own climate control system and are also treated to reclining seats. It would have been nice if a power jack was included in the rear console along with the temperature controls.


2013 Mazda CX 9 Exterior Rear Side

All in all the 2013 Mazda CX 9 provides a perfect harmony of performance, technology, convenience and price. Starting at only $34,000 and packed full of high quality materials and great engineering, you should definitely consider a test drive if you’re in the market for a full size SUV.

About Sean Mackay

Sean writes about cars, golf and events going on in British Columbia, Canada. He is also the editor for The Automotive Review – an automotive publication bringing a West Coast flavour to its editorials.

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