The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a strong alternative to utility crossed the crossover SUV market fiercely competitive midsize including the Toyota Highlander, Chevy Traverse, and Kia Sorento. While the 2012 Mazda CX-9appeals to eclectic buyer who is willing to negotiate the towing capacity for a more dynamic handling, it has not completely abandoned the responsibility of SUV, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 has plenty of room for seven occupants, can provide 100 cubic feet of cargo space, and offers optional all-wheel-drive.
2012 Mazda CX-9 Interior
One of the longest vehicles in its class, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 is available in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Standard equipment includes control of three-zone automatic climate, electric windows, column tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power driver’s seat, and the system AM/FM/CD audio system with six speakers, auxiliary input and Bluetooth ®. The Touring models add heated side mirrors and heated leather upholstery in the first two rows seats, while options include a sunroof, Bose audio system with satellite radio and a power liftgate.
The line hits Grand Touring includes wood trim accents and a system of blind spot monitoring. Grand Touring models have the same options as the Touring models, and an entertainment system for rear seat, touch-screen navigation with rear view camera and trailer package 3,500 pounds.
2012 Mazda CX-9 Engine
Under the hood of the CX-9 is a V6 3.7-liter 273 horsepower, backed by a six-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive optional system provides power to the front wheels during normal operation, automatically split the power to the rear wheels when a loss of traction. The CX-9 FWD has EPA-estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, while the AWD model is rated at 16/22, respectively.
The 2012 Mazda CX-9features a sports car-inspired 4-wheel independent suspension and responsive steering that feels very sporty for many drivers. Others may say that it feels more rigid than other midsize SUVs, but if your priorities are a sporty look and handling of the spirit, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a great option.
2012 Mazda CX-9 Safety
Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control and roll stability control.