2013 Mazda CX-9 Review, Pictures & Price

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Mazda CX-9

2013 Mazda CX-9

A number of changes to the interior and were made to last model to create the 2013 CX-9. On the outside, the refresh on the front and rear designs an even more aggressive and look. New electronic features a new touchscreen display and Pandora radio capability. In addition, of the features that were optional now come standard.

It has capacity for 7 passengers across 3 the first two of which are comfortable for and the third is best suited for With its attractive exterior, cabin and agile and athletic and handling, it is considerably more fun to compared to its competitors (as most are). The ride is quite while providing great abilities, responsive brakes and steering.

While many its powerful V6 engine, its fuel is quite underwhelming at 17/24 mpg The amount of cargo space is also only average at

Pros and Cons

Sporty performance and handling

quality interior

Long doors are inconvenient in tight

Fuel economy should be

Below average cargo

Base Specifications

Trim: FWD 4dr

Passenger Capacity: 7

Passenger 4

Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Drivetrain: Front Wheel

MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

Engine: Gas V6

Horsepower: 273 @ 6250

Torque: 270 @ 3.7L/227

Body Styles, Levels and Options

The 2013 has 3 Trim Levels: Sport, and the top-of-the-line Grand Touring Prices range from under $30,000 to around depending on the trim level and that are selected. The CX-9’s economy stands at 17 mpg in city and 24 mpg for highway trips.

All trims are in both FWD and AWD.

Sport: trim comes standard a three-zone automatic climate system, cloth upholstery, steering wheel, a 5.8 inch screen infotainment system, spoiler, cruise control, a entry system, 6 speaker system with CD player, disc brakes, USB/auxiliary and 18 inch wheels. All wheel vehicles come standard a towing package that is an option for FWD models. An optional of features is available that 8 way power adjustable driver heated mirrors and heated seats.

Touring: The Touring trim a blind spot monitoring 4 way adjustable front passenger a rear view camera, up sensors and leather upholstery.

Touring: This model heated leather front a four way adjustable front seat, bi-xenon headlights, ignition/entry, a power lift rain sensing windshield LED running lights, foglights, dim rearview mirror, upgraded materials and 20 inch wheels.

and Power Train

Mazda CX-9

The 2013 CX-9’s firm yet accommodating tuning and quick-ratio steering it to navigate corners more a sport sedan than an SUV handling bumps and potholes well given its sporty Its sophisticated 3.7 liter V6, 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of engine gives it more enough power to quickly and pass other vehicles and tow up to pounds. The smooth shifting 6 automatic transmission comes a manual-shift mode.

In tests, the FWD model accelerated 0 to 60 MPH in 7.4 seconds, while the AWD version 8.5. The front wheel model gives you 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the which is average compared to SUVs. The gas mileage drops to 16 mpg and 22 mpg highway for all wheel drive.


#8220;Easily fulfilling family needs, the 2013 CX-9 also benefits a healthy dose of driving

#8220;Like many Mazdas, the three-row CX-9 crossover is fun to drive than most of its While its underpinnings and powertrain are a little old, the styling has updated nicely for 2013.#8221;

#8220;The 2013 Mazda bucks that old adage not having your cake and it, too. In the case of Mazda#8217;s vehicle, the CX-9 offers the of a large SUV, yet boasts the dynamics of a smaller sport

– Kelley Blue Book


On top of its considerable range of features, the 2013 model with the following standard equipment: stability control, sensor, active head front-seat side airbags, length curtain airbags and disc brakes. Lane warning, forward obstruction and high beam control are new this year. The Touring benefit from the addition of a camera, blind-spot monitoring and reverse parking sensors.

The gave it the highest rating of for side and front impact testing, but a lower rating of for rear impact tests and strength. In brake testing, an AWD Touring stopped from 60 mph in 123 which is an excellent result for its

Interior Design and Features

The interior is sleek, well-built and a slightly more upscale and feel than many in its class. The basic design a considerable amount of hard trim, but this is offset by all touch points being padded and comfortable. The suede/faux-wood textured dashboard and shiny are nice touches too.

The row of seats is easy to access to a one-hand release lever and the rear doors. The second row is for adults as long as the front aren’t pushed back too There is up to an impressive 101 cubic of cargo space available both rear rows are down.

The touch screen center is located in the center of the and provides text message delivery, internet radio and connectivity. Owners love the that you can easily relay messages and phone calls from their smart

Driving Impressions

According to the CX-9 provides the space, and functionality required by a typical In addition, it provides a relatively and comfortable ride both town and on the highway. The exterior is sleek and modern, while the is elegant and comfortable.

With corner-carving and gripping that most people expect from a large the CX-9 has the best combination of handling, precise steering, response and power in its class. said, the visibility to the rear and right is limited which is the case with most 3 row SUVs. This issue can be by using the blind spot system on the Touring trims.

The “fun to drive” doesn’t do vehicle justice. Every you take is an exciting driving thanks to how connected you feel to the While it isn’t as fun to drive or at as the CX-9, the 2013 Chevrolet offers better safety more cargo space and a row that is comfortable for adults.

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