The 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been updated in a variety of ways, enabling the automaker to offer a more competitive and current three-row SUV. The latest design and structural changes and new features make this model even more appealing than the past version, which was the 2008 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.
The following are some of the big changes and additions to appreciate in this popular SUV from Mazda.
Lighter & More Efficient
One significant change is that the 2016 Mazda CX-9 weighs much less than previous versions. The new model weighs up to 287 pounds less than past models – making it more streamlined than ever and easier to drive.
The formerly used V-6 engine has made way for a turbo-four that offers up to 310 lb-ft of torque. Owners of the newest model will also enjoy 227 to 250 hp (the number varies based on the kind of fuel being utilized).
The CX-9 has an all-new interior with even the upholstery being updated. The Nappa leather is accented by aluminum and real wood.
The seating has undergone changes in the CX-9. The second-row seat now tilts to slide forward; getting in and out of the third-row seat may be done seamlessly with this model. The third-row seat now comes with a top tether anchor, so parents can safely position a child there in a forward-facing convertible car seat.
A difference in the new CX-9 that many consumers will likely appreciate is the addition of a standard air-conditioning system that includes a three-zone, automatic climate control feature. This means that passengers may control the airflow and temperature in their sections from the center storage bin. This welcome feature should eliminate disagreements among driver and passengers in regard to the level of warmth or coolness in the vehicle.
Passenger access to USB ports during long trips can be invaluable. Two new charging ports have been added to the second row – they may be conveniently found inside the armrest of the second seat. The ports in the second row offer even more power than the ones in the first row, which should virtually guarantee that passengers in the back remain content.
Sunshades have been added to the second row, which is great for both adults and children. The sunshades are manually operated.
The new CX-9 offers plenty of features that will appeal to a wide demographic and has a starting retail price of about $31,000, but many of the features and trim lines in the CX-9 take the model’s price to over $40,000.
Mazda seems determined to accommodate the latest desires of auto consumers. The additions to the 2016 Mazda CX-9 clearly indicate the manufacturer’s commitment to accomplishing that goal. Stay tuned as we make more detailed comparisons with the new CX-9 and other competitive three-row SUV models.