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Mazda CX-9

Price $35,300 – $50,100
Fuel consumption 8.3 – 11.2 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 74%(view ratings)
Refreshed in 2013, a major update of the CX-9 is expected in the near future. Meanwhile, the current elegant crossover is back with its roomy and chic 7-seat interior. Powered by a strong 3.7-litre V6 making 273 horsepower, the CX-9 is offered in front- (GS) or all-wheel drive (opt. GS, std. GT). A six-speed automatic transmission with a manual mode is standard for all models. This combo allows the CX-9 to offer a 1,588-kg (3,500-lb.) towing capacity.

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Test Drives2021 Mazda CX-9 Review: The Driver’s Family SUV
Following extensive updates to the Dodge Durango for 2021 and the reveal of the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder , the Mazda CX-9 ends up being one of the oldest SUVs on the market along with the Honda Pilot . Both were last redesigned in 2016, but still prove quite competent and …
Test Drives2020 Mazda CX-9: This is Why Modern SUVs are so Appealing
SUVs are more popular than ever. In 2019, about half of the 1.9 million new light-duty vehicles purchased by Canadians were SUVs. A quarter of those were affordable midsize models such as the Mazda CX-9 , a Japanese contender that may not show up high on sales charts but still …
Test Drives2019 Mazda CX-9: The Gymnast
For mainstream brands, successfully selling a midsize, three-row SUV isn’t an easy task. The average number of children in North-American families isn’t rising, so the need for such a big vehicle isn’t always justified. And each model in this segment must battle about ten competitors. The number is about to …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-9: Style and Agility
The second-generation CX-9, introduced last year, picked up where the first generation left off in regards to driving dynamics, but adopted a new SKYACTIV powertrain to replace the old, not-too-frugal V6 engine. It also boasts new styling that looks rich, refined and very European, as Mazda arguably is the Japanese …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-9: (Finally) Stepping out of the Shadows
For the second generation of its seven-passenger SUV, Mazda has opted for a “small” turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It chose this powertrain for the sake of fuel economy, while the competition is still relying on V6 engines. A risky strategy? Let’s take a closer look. Please check out of photo gallery …
Test Drives2016 Mazda CX-9: a Contender Once Again
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a completely redesigned, midsized SUV aimed to go head to head against stalwarts like the Honda Pilot, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander. The outgoing, first-generation model was getting very long in the tooth. The new exterior design brings the CX-9 in line with …
Test Drives2016 Mazda CX-9 GS-L: Calculated Risk
Sometimes, not being like all the others is a risk that can turn out to be very costly. Occasionally, the risk pays off huge dividends and a new trend is set. In the new CX-9’s case, Mazda has taken a well-calculated risk and I think it’s going to pay off …
First DrivesThe 2016 Mazda CX-9: Redesigned to be a Winner
The first-generation CX-9 was still available in Mazda showrooms, but it was beginning to show its age; while there had been improvements here and there over the years, it was essentially the same vehicle that had been with us for nearly a decade—an eternity in the car world. During those …

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News2022 Mazda CX-5 Gets Fresh Look, Standard AWD
Mazda has announced that its popular CX-5 compact SUV will now come standard with i-Activ all-wheel drive in Canada. The change is effective with the 2022 model year. In the U.S., the Mazda CX-3 , CX-30 and CX-9 will also get AWD as standard. Remember, Mazda wants to position itself …
NewsMazda CX-5, CX-9 Get Pleasant Updates for 2021.5 Model Year
Mazda ’s 2022 models will arrive in late summer or in the fall, but before that the company is making some changes to two of its popular products. As part of a mid-year update, the 2021.5 CX-5 and CX-9 both get extra tech starting with a standard 10.25-inch centre display …
NewsThe Mazda CX-9 Gets Two New Models for 2021
Mazda has lightly modernized its CX-9 for 2021, and added two special edition models to the lineup. The new Kuro Edition sits just above the GT version in the range. It stands out thanks to its Polymetal Grey or Jet Black exterior paint, as well as its black mirrors, black …
News2020 Mazda CX-9 Gets New Weapons to Face the Onslaught
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 had no choice but to respond. The current generation was introduced for the 2016 model year and a few upgrades were made three years later, but look at all the new or redesigned three-row midsize SUVs hitting the market for 2020: Kia Telluride , Hyundai Palisade …
NewsAJAC Announces its 2019 Canadian Car of the Year Category Winners
During the Montreal International Auto Show, The Automobile Journalist Association of Canada revealed its category winners of its 2019 Canadian Car of The Year program. In the Small Car category, the 2019 Kia Forte took the title, and AJAC journalists gave it the highest subjective value rating. It beat the …
NewsNew Features for the 2019 Mazda CX-9
Mazda is playing catch-up with its midsize SUV by introducing some comfort and convenience features for the 2019 model year. First and foremost, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 finally gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, now standard in every trim level. Meanwhile, the CX-9 GT trim adds a 360-degree camera …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
News2016 Mazda CX-9 gets price bump over predecessor
Less is more in the case of Mazda's largest crossover, with the 2016 CX-9 burning less fuel than its predecessor on its way to a starting price of $35,300. That price, which is $1,305 more than the outgoing version, will nab you a front-wheel drive version of the redesigned CX-9, …

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MOTORING TV: Premium Crossover of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner for Premium Crossover. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
Video Reviews
Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9
The CX-9 plays in one of the hottest segments in the business, and Mazda new it had to add more than fresh lipstick to the new model. So Mazda has made changes to the exterior, interior and the first turbocharged SkyActiv engine. Is it enough ? Graeme has a look.