The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is fresh inside and out thanks to a host of upgrades and appeal burnishing that Mazda has offered it. It is pleasurable to drive and most will enjoy its driving dynamics. It’s definitely one of our top-ranked SUVs in the three-row segment. Additional highlights include a solid fuel economy rating, a top-notch performance capable of rivalling some of the industry’s top dogs, and a quiet and comfortable interior. We’ve covered its release date, MSRP, interior changes, exterior modifications, and specifications for the engine, so read on.
One decade has passed since Mazda brought its first ever SUV in this class. During this time, other automakers have also brought in their models and is now a hot spot for competition. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 model comes with competitive features that might arguably tilt the scales to its vantage thanks to features such as an attractive interior and exterior styling, excellent drivability, and superb handling.
And just like the rest of the Mazda vehicles that share the same platform, it offers a high level of comfort, is appropriately responsive, and is powerful. Additionally, you get a favorable cost of ownership, strong fuel economy, and lots of value as an added incentive.
Nonetheless, the Mazda CX-9 2017 still fails on several areas such as a cramped third-row seat, and a mediocre cargo space. But on the upside, the Mazda CX-9 is truly an excellent choice given all the available factors. Yet, the CX-9 isn’t the only vehicle that boasts of updates and changes. Some of the available competition includes the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, and the Toyota Highlander.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Release Date & Price
According to rumors, the new model should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017 as its official debut has already taken place. Pricing is yet to be announced, but sources in the know say we should expect the base model to starts from an MSRP of around $31,520.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Exterior
The exterior has seen some minor tweaks and redesigns. The color palette, for one, has received some additional colors to the existing ones. The front fascia is now more menacing than before thanks to the slightly larger air intakes and slightly redesigned grille. Additional exterior features include a rearview camera, LED headlights, heated mirrors, LED foglights, adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors, a sunroof, roof rails, a power liftgate, LED accent lighting (Signature trim), and a universal garage opener.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Interior
If the spy pictures and are anything to go by, then the interior is one facet of the entire CX-9 that has seen several notable upgrades. To start off with, the interior material quality has improved significantly over the previous model, the available technologies have been upgraded, and the overall cabin refinement has gone a notch higher relative to the competition.
Standard accessories available for the Mazda CX-9 include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a rearview camera, USB port, HD radio, keyless entry and ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an eight-inch infotainment display, a leather upholstery, a heads-up display, rosewood interior trim (Signature trim), a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, rear parking sensors, and driver-seat memory functions.
Trims available include the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and the Signature trim model.
One engine is offered beneath the hood of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 – a four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated at a stonking 227 HP and 310 lbs. ft. of torque – enough power to make it achieve a maximum towing capacity of around 3,500 pounds. Power is sent to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system. However, you can for the optional AWD for those living in inclement weather conditions.
EPA – the body mandated by the government to oversee the fuel consumption of vehicles – estimates the fuel economy for the FWD model to stand at 25 mpg in combined city/highway cruising, and 23 mpg with the AWD model.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.2 in. (113.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 8.6 in. (200.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.2 in. (76.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 139 cu ft
Cargo volume: 17,2 cu ft
Curb weight: 4323 lbs
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 7,5 sec
MPG: 17/24 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Reflex Mica, Crystal White Pearl Mica, Jet Black Mica, Liquid Silver, Meteor Gray Mica,Titanium Flash Mica…
Towing Capacity: 2000 lbs
Some of the safety features available for the redesigned Mazda CX-9 2017 include a rearview camera, front-seat side airbags, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, and emergency telematics. Others include a blind-spot monitor with rear cross traffic alerts, rear parking sensors, frontal collision mitigation, and lane-departure assist.
According to government crash tests, the Mazda CX-9 achieved a perfect score of five stars out of five for frontal collision, four stars for side impact, and five out five stars for rear impact protection. In overall, we find the Mazda CX-9 an excellent vehicle all-round.