Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring review |

17 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring review |
Mazda CX-9

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One of the nice things the CX-9 is that you are not going to be too often. Space is something the car has of. Photo Gallery

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Somebody in Mazda’s department has a sense of humour, or at an appreciation of the ridiculous. How else do you a naming protocol that has an as a two-seater, a CX-7 as a five and a CX-9 as you guessed it a seven-seater.

The confusion aside, Mazda does have its ducks in a row it comes to getting the family The CX-7, essentially a sports on steroids, has long been a (if you could forgive its lack of economy something that has been addressed with a new The bigger, roomier and more CX-9 is just more of the

Styling and space

While the have done their to disguise the size of this big using sweeping lines and wedged glass there is no away from the CX-9’s dimensions. At 5.1 metres and more two tonnes it would be reasonable to that room within the would be reasonable, something is often not the case with boasting a third row for passengers.

One of the things about the CX-9 is you are not going to be disappointed too often. is something the car has plenty of. Leg, and head room for the driver and seat passengers is class while those in the second row little to complain about the possible exception of the runt of the who will be settled on one of those affairs that suffice for the seat.

In the third row, while the may find knee space at a the seats are generous to a fault good bolstering and lots of for those of a Rubenesque stature. For a car launched almost four ago albeit fully refreshed a classy interior makeover last year the CX-9 ticks most of the boxes, one that is the focus of more for buyers of seven-seaters than any issue: the lack of space the third row when the seats are

In the big Mazda you can fit a good-sized family a couple of suitcases or a golf bag ease. When the seats are flat the load capacity the electric-close rear hatch is impressive.

Engine and gearbox

To a fully-loaded CX-9 is a considerable one Mazda has given to a quite 3.7-litre V6 with a handy and impressive 367Nm of torque. sort of motive power, coupled to a custard-smooth 6-speed is going to come at a cost.

claims a 12.2 litres per combined economy. During our with the car admittedly all in the suburban and grind the average fuel use dropped below 16L/100km. It a lot, but in the world of seven-seaters is very competitive.

The fuel economy is not hurt by the AWD concentrating on the front wheels the slip sensors in the rear put out a for a bit of action. Overall, it works well with the CX-9 the impression of shrinking around the responding quickly and without to steering input and acceleration.

and equipment

The Grand Touring we are driving is the top of the CX-9 tree and has all the and whistles, including a very rear-view camera without reverse parking would be a test of nerves. Safety is a in the Mazda with eight including curtains for the rear and a full dictionary of electronic starring the all-important dynamic program.

Also included in the top-end is satellite navigation, a good sound system, keyless and start, and an air-conditioning system is not only effective but feeds to all rows without the need to the fan on cyclonic.

Mazda CX-9

The most annoying about the CX-9 (and a of other Mazdas of recent is the Bluetooth phone setup. For reason it does not like my a phone which has had no problems friends with any number of Bluetooth environments.

Pairing is enough, it automatically connects the car is turned on and then lies in until that first phone call when the disconnects. The really clever of that strategy is that you reconnect while the car is moving, pulling over and then through the connection a second which seems to satisfy the

I really like the CX-9, so I will just change to one it approves of.

Bottom line: One of the non-anorexic seven-seaters on the market.

CX-9 Grand Touring


Engine: 3.7L/V6,

Transmission: 6-speed automatic, AWD

Economy: 12.L/100km (combined, 16.1L/100km (on test)

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