The pompous new 2008 Mazda CX 9 is assured to be an exciting and very comfortable car, worth every dollar you invest. It scores top marks in almost every feature and emerges as a classic large SUV which is surprisingly affordable as well. the car is meant to give you the idea of ultimate luxury, right from the time you touch the steering till you get out of the cozy and roomy interiors. In all, the car rates at least 8.5 on 10 for all-round performance and comfort.
The all wheel driven trim is cool if you are driving on slippery roads. The car comes with the option of having a tow package for towing up to 2000 pounds. This apart, the roomy Mazda SUV can easily seat 7 adults and the car is really spacious, though the cargo could do with some room. The 3 rows provide ample seating for a family outing. As for the performance, the car is really responsive and the engine delivers, though not quite. The drive can be smooth in most conditions and the fuel economy also pretty okay.
The crossover car looks great undoubtedly, and can make a great alternative to a minivan. Although the pricing is slightly high, the car is good in most areas especially safety-wise. Get the car if you want bulk and style!
Engine: 3 out of 5….. the v6 engine leaves much to be desired from the car, but the car works well for everyday travel.
Transmission: 3 out of 5…. The car can get stiff at times but in all, the smooth transmission has a good sport-shift and scores well.
Handling: 4 out of 5… the car is good for handling, with smooth steering and good brakes. Traction is good.
Safety: 4.5 out of 5 … the car has all standard safety features and then some. Great for a 7 passenger large SUV
Value 3 out of 5.. at about $34,000, the car is quite affordable compared to other cars of such design and size.
Body: available in total 6 trims, the car is a 4-door 7 passenger sports utility vehicle
Engine: the Sport FWD model comes with a 3.7 liter V6, 270 hp engine while the Grand Touring AWD comes with a standard 3.7 liter V6, 270 hp engine
Transmission: standard transmission is the 6 speed automatic transmission with overdrive
Power: the Sport FWD provides 270 hp at 6250 rpm while the Grand touring AWD provides 270 hp at 6250 rpm
Torque: the sports FWD operates at 273 at 4500 (ft-lbs) while the Grand touring AWD operates at 273 at 4500 (ft-lbs)
Tires: 18-20 inch radial tires, independent suspension. Rack and pinion steering, front and rear disc brakes. FWD/AWD trims
Verdict: well-styled, safe, roomy and classy car that’s quite a good buy according to most reviewers.
For: exterior is great, while the interior is very roomy. The sport shift transmission is good and the car is very safe.
Against: The v6 engine is not quite up to par. The car can get noisy at times.