The 3-row CX-9 is Mazda’s largest vehicle with seating for up to 7. But this generation is now in its 7th model year and though there’s much here that I still like Father Time is taking its toll.
If you’re like me you generally stray from popular trends instead preferring individuality and exclusivity in your purchases. And that doesn’t mean having to spend lavishly; it simply reflects your desire to not follow the herd. Case in point; the CX-9. 265,000 Americans decided to buy a Toyota Highlander last year and rightfully so…it’s an excellent, family-friendly 3-row SUV. But you like stuff not everyone else has and Mazda sold only 35,000 of these in 2021 and it’s not because it can’t compete with the top-sellers it’s just an underdog story from a small Japanese automaker. Now, I’m not here to tell you it’s better than the competition – it has some interior packaging and feature faults for sure – plus it doesn’t offer and powertrain choices – but if you have to check the license plate before getting into your SUV in the store parking lot just to make sure it’s actually yours, the CX-9 is an intriguing alternative. The styling and the drive are my favorite parts of the CX-9. It still looks amazingly sharp and this Soul Red paint is incredible.

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2019 Mazda CX 9 Review

The family’s growing. The kids have friends and sports no longer have an off-season. You’re in the market for a 3-row SUV. Sure, the neighbors all have Pilots and Highlanders but you go your own way. And that’s where Mazda fits in with the CX-9; a distinctly unique take on the family mobile.

MSRP as-tested: $49,230

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2016 MAZDA CX9 VIDEO REVIEW BY AUTO CRITIC STEVE HAMMES You don’t need to possess a large brood to appreciate the plentiful offerings of a 3-row crossover and Mazda’s CX-9 has been giving its owners what they want since 2007….

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2016 Mazda CX-9 FIRST LOOK

2016 Mazda CX-9 FIRST LOOK by Auto Critic Steve Hammes Since 2006, Mazda’s 3-row crossover has been one of the most solid entries in what was then a burgeoning segment.  Now, nearly every carmaker offers at least one and the…

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2013 Mazda CX-9

Ever since its launch in 2007, the Mazda CX-9 has been one of my favorite 3-row family haulers.  It uses its space particularly well while still letting the driver have plenty of fun.  And for 2013, Mazda’s keeping it fresh…

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