2016 Mazda CX-9: It’s Finally Back
April 26 2016,
The auto industry made a serious shift over the past decade; the move from large, three-rowed SUVs to compact crossovers spread across the market like wildfire. As such, vehicles like the highly capable Mazda CX-9 fell to the wayside. As the CX-5 and most recently the award-winning CX-3 blossomed in a market obsessed with vehicles their size, the CX-9’s appeal dwindled.
With the Mazda CX-9, There's More to Love
However, it was always poised to make a stellar return, and Mazda’s finally deemed it ready to do so. The wait is finally over.
Unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the last model to receive the KODO design revamp for its exterior look. With fresh, modern lines that are sure to grab attention on the road, the new CX-9 wears the KODO look very, very well. Much more refined and undoubtedly grown up, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a definite looker.
While it might not be immediately noticeable, this all-new second generation Mazda CX-9 is actually shorter than the previous generation, with a longer wheelbase as well. The rear passenger door openings were also made larger to accommodate easier entry and exit to the backseats.
These new dimensions mean the 2016 Mazda CX-9 wears a much more muscular and slightly masculine outer shell, however, all that toning has actually caused a bit of weight-loss for the SUV. The lightness of the all-new CX-9 means increased performance along with better fuel economy. There’s also added sound-deadening materials that result in a much quieter cabin, as well.
More Space, More Power
Mazda decided to reintroduce a turbocharged engine under the hood of the 2016 CX-9. Along with the spool, you’ll find a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L under the hood. Said engine pushes out 250 horsepower (with premium fuel; 227 ponies with regular) and 310 lb-ft of torque. Keep in mind that the CX-9 offers up seating for seven… that’s a generous amount of power for a family hauler.
There’s only one transmission option: a 6-speed automatic that helps control all that power that’s sent to either the front or all wheels, depending on which model you select.
There really is no denying that the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is going to be a solid winner with families across the nation who are looking for a well-designed, well-engineered, safe, affordable, and fuel efficient family vehicle. This fin-to-drive hauler that feautres Mazda’s signature KODO design is almost guaranteed to impress since it truly does check all the necessary boxes.
Contact us today at Morrey Mazda today to speak to one of our experts about the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 and everything it has to offer. While it won’t be in our showroom for a little while longer, make sure you book a test drive when they do arrive.