When shopping for a 7-passenger crossover SUV, if the 2015 Mazda CX-9 is not already on your radar, it will be. The automaker largest vehicle in the lineup offers a spacious interior with easy-access to a third-row seat that is actually roomy enough for adults. Mazda’s “Zoom-Zoom” tagline also comes into play, as the SUV is enjoyable to drive due to a strong engine, and responsive steering.
The 2015 Mazda CX-9 offers sleek styling, and a strong sporty vibe due to its aggressive-looking headlights, grille, and overall shape of the vehicle. Mazda’s 3-row crossover SUV also plays on the “Zoom-Zoom” tagline by ensuring that its 7-passenger vehicle has more to offer than just a comfortable and spacious interior.
The crossover SUV is equipped with a 3.7-litre V6 engine, capable of generating a total 273 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission with SPORT mode, and manual shift mode for extra control. For added traction and improved handling when driving in rain, snow, or rugged terrain, Mazda’s active torque-split all-wheel drive system is optional on the base GS trim, and standard on the top GT model. As they say, exhilaration comes standard with the 2015 CX-9.
Buyers of the 2015 CX-9 may find that it offers ample power for both city driving, and when passing other vehicles on the highway. Athletic handling, responsive steering, a refined ride quality, and a quick-shifting automatic make this vehicle one of the more engaging SUVs to drive in the segment. Fuel economy ratings are pretty decent for the class, with 14.2/10.0 litres per 100 kilometres (city/highway) when equipped with 2WD.
On the inside, the new CX-9 comfortably seats seven people plus gear, with a good amount of second- and third-row legroom and cargo volume. Buyers can fold the second-row seatback with a 60/40-split, and the third-row will fold 50/50. Available cargo volume is a decent 487 litres, but with the rear seats folded, increases to 2,851 litres, which is almost six times the initial space provided.
As comfort and convenience features, consumers can enjoy standard front and rear air conditioning with 3-zone climate control, heated front seats, a power adjustable driver’s seat, a 5.8-inch audio touch-screen display with a rearview camera, keyless and entry and start, and a power moonroof – the latter of which is optional with the Luxury Package. Voice-activated navigation, rear back-up sensors, leather-trimmed upholstery, satellite radio and a 10-speaker Bose audio system is available, among many other features.
The 2015 Mazda CX-9 is a comfortable crossover SUV with 3-row seating that is spacious enough for adults to sit in. With its sporty styling, long list of both standard and available features, and a powerful engine, the 2015 CX-9 is not only practical, but it is also fun to drive.
For more information on the automaker’s 7-passenger SUV, or to book a test drive, contact us at Kramer Mazda today.