Review the Mazda CX-9


According to the user rating Mazda CX-9, this is a 7-seat CUV for families with luxurious design, comfortable equipment, reasonable price …

Mazda CX-9 is a large 7-seater crossover with luxurious design, comfortable equipment, reasonable price … In the segment, the Mazda CX-9 is a direct competitor to models such as Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander… However, if the Ford Explorer or Toyota Highlander are powerful and masculine SUVs, the Mazda CX-9 is a luxurious, gentle and elegant crossover model.

Exterior Mazda CX-9

The new Mazda CX-9 exterior is not considered to have many changes compared to the old Mazda CX-9. The design of the radiator steering system still retains the style of Mazda, but indeed, some comments on this style are influenced by the design of the Volvo XC60. The front LED lights are sharp and harmonious, although Mazda has thinned it considerably and stretched them to the edge of the grille. The air intakes on both sides of the CX-9 are deeply recessed and connected by a front-end lane just below the grille.

Mazda CX-9

If you go with the base version of the Mazda CX-9 Sport, you get LED headlights. If you choose the Touring Premium you will have an additional LED fog lights. The Grand Touring version will be equipped with Adaptive Headlights, which are a light system equipped by the Japanese automaker with the function of adapting to the road conditions. The most advanced is the Signature version, the car is equipped with LED lights along with the grille.

It is not obvious when looking at the score from the world’s prestigious sites for the design and usability of the Mazda CX-9, we see the number 8/10. The general comment from them is that the car design is very simple but extremely sophisticated and outstanding. As a detail you can see, the bodywork has extremely few folds or seams. The main feeling is smooth, coherent, very serene feeling.

Sporty design 2019 Mazda CX-9 strong and attractive

Regarding the la jante wheel is fitted, the Sport version has 18 ”alloy wheels. With the Grand Touring versions, basically the same, but the difference lies in the Touring Premium Package. With this package, you get a 20 ”size la jante chute.

The Japanese carmaker tapers the rear end to help the car look with three rows of rear seats looking clear and neatly partitioned. The small car light system is connected by a metallic color bar. The exhaust pipes on both sides are discreetly hidden under the lower bumper.

Interior of Mazda CX-9

Mazda has always created a very good feeling for the occupants of the compartment in its models. When buying a new 7-seat car such as the Mazda CX9, customers can be assured because Mazda always applies high-quality materials and polished a shiny surface. With the basic Sport version, the car uses fabric upholstery for the entire interior compartment. With Grand Touring, the car uses aluminum in many details to create a clean and durable look. The highest Signature Edition is favored by Mazda upholstered with Auburn Nappa leather, the famous Rosewood wood paneling, and the addition of LED lighting in the cabin.

Interior finishing materials are very sophisticated and luxurious

If you choose the Touring version, you get premium leather with heating and power adjustment for the driver’s seat system and side seats. On the higher version Grand Touring the rear seats are also additionally heated as above. With the basic versions, you need an extra cost to own those features.

The second row of seats is very well-finished, but the last row of seats is still narrow and really only suitable for children or people with small stature. A big advantage is the feeling of being in the control seat is extremely comfortable because the ability to adjust the posture is quite flexible. This is one of the highly decisive factors when choosing when users have to use the car on long distances.

Infotainment technology Mazda Connection System is equipped with 7 ”screen with Bluetooth connectivity, rear camera and two USB ports. The Sport version of the new CX-9 has a Sport Package with lane departure warning function, additional lighting functions for the headlights, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking when the vehicle is in high-speed traffic. Special function Cruise Control function adapts to all preset speeds.

Keyless Entry function – remote unlock – applies to Touring, automatic electric trunk opening and 8 “infotainment screen. If you choose to add the Touring Premium package, you will get a GPS function for global positioning, 12-speaker stereo Bose, parking sensor for the front, sunroof and curtain that folds easily. With Grand Touring, the steering wheel will be added with heating function and price bar on the roof.

A close-up of the interior of the Mazda CX-9

One downside when evaluating the Mazda CX9 2018 with the Mazda Connection System infotainment system is that the function keys on the touch screen lack visibility, cause confusion and need a little time to get used to. You will have to be patient as you get used to radio and GPS tuning again. Furthermore, the expected additions of trendy connectivity functionality, Android Auto and Apple Car Play, have yet to be confirmed by the company.

Another minus point is the luggage capacity of the Mazda CX 9 even though it is a large 7-seat family car. After the third row of seats, the luggage compartment can only handle 407L. Fold the third row of seats, you will have a volume of 1,081L and this number will be 2,016L if you fold the second row.

Engine specifications Mazda CX-9

Mazda applies a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 227 hp and 420 Nm of torque with 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD front-wheel drive system for all Mazda versions. CX-9. The AWD drive system (which is included in the Signature top-tier version) will be integrated in optional upgrade packages.

All CX-9 versions are powered by a 2.5L I4 engine

Let’s talk a little bit about the G-Vectoring Control function applied by Mazda to the CX-9. This function will help the car to reduce torque slightly when entering corners. At this time, the weight of the car will be put on the front wheel and the driver will be more responsive to the steering response and increase the thrust. When operating at high speed, G-Vectoring Control helps the car run more quietly by its ability to put weight into the rear of the car.

Fuel consumption Mazda CX-9, according to measurements from EPA, respectively: with FWD 10.69 / 8.4 / 9.8 liter / 100km; AWD is 11.76 – 9.05 – 10.23 liters / 100km.

Safety equipment Mazda CX-9

With the 2017 Mazda CX-9, Good Score has passed the rating for all the crash tests and has a single average for the efficiency of the headlights. According to news received from Mazda North America, the new Mazda CX-9 has been rated as the highest safety Top Safety Pick + by IIHS.

Active safety is essential on all CX-9 models, including ABS – anti-lock braking and EBS – automatic emergency braking. This function is very effective when the vehicle is operating at a low speed (theoretically 30.6 km / h) and if you want to increase the efficiency of the function when operating the vehicle at high speed, you will add some cost of other equipment.

The Mazda CX-9 has received the highest level of safety certification from the IIHS

The new Mazda CX-9 car model also has a front / rear collision warning function, lane keeping assist function, lane departure warning function, Distance Recognition Support function (distance calculation safety), blind spot warning …

For the two Grand Touring and Signature versions, Mazda adds an assist system that minimizes injury during high-speed collisions. Airbags are fully equipped for all car seats, body stability control function when the vehicle slips / pull, rearview camera, tire pressure control function, child safety lock in the rear trunk, the guard bar minimizes the risk of car tumbling, daytime running lights, the function to increase visibility when looking at night, the guard bar to minimize the risk of the vehicle tumbling …

Should I buy a Mazda CX-9?

The price of the Mazda CX-9 ranges from VND 2.15 billion.

With the AWD package, buyers will spend more on this equipment package with an investment of about 40 million VND.

The Mazda CX-9 is a family-worthy option

As detailed above about all the Mazda CX9 specifications and advantages and disadvantages, we can see that until now, this is a Japanese crossover model equipped with a 2.5L I-4 engine with the advanced equipment at an extremely affordable price in the segment. The upgrades of the Mazda CX-9 compared to the old version of the Mazda CX-9 are not many but very attractive to families in urban areas.

Hoang Anh

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