2017 Mazda CX-9 Released, News

Mazda is set to soon offer the second generation of the 2017 Mazda CX-9. The model will be a complete redesign of the current version. The new vehicle will be more efficient, productive and stylish. Mazda the model is believed to be slowly catching up with the industry’s trend setters in the like of Toyota Prado but is still far away from the segment’s benchmark model the “Land Rover Discovery”.

2017 Mazda CX-9 front

2017 Mazda CX-9 Exterior and Interior

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a very attractive family hauler. Its exterior structure is based on the automaker’s “Kodo” design language. The new model is slightly shorter than the outgoing model but it has a slightly longer wheelbase which results in shorter overhangs and thus a more dynamic stance. Due to use of lightweight materials the FWD models are 190 pounds lighter while AWD models are 287 pounds lighter. At the front, the Mazda features a modified grille which is more upright, tapered fenders and new bumpers both front ant the back. Flanking the grille are redesigned LED headlights. Lower trims are fitted with 18-inch or 19-inch wheels while the top trims feature 20-inch wheels which enhance its huge looks. The exterior is offered in either Soul Red or Machine Gray colors.

The cabin of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is very spacious. The vehicle fits seven passengers in a three-row seating arrangement. The second row has a 60/40 split-fold capability while the third row seats fold flat to increase cargo space when needed. Access to the third row seats is made easy by a single pull lever which adjusts the second row seats. At the front, the cabin has been modified and features the automaker’s Connect infotainment system which integrates a 7-inch screen on lower trim models and a 8-inch screen on top trims. This screen is mounted on the center of the instruments panel. The front also feature an extra 4.6 inch abbreviated screen and another display screen for displaying speed, navigation, cruise control and other information. There two USB ports at the front which integrate Smartphones to enable music stream via Pandora and Aha apps. There are also two USB ports at the rear but those are used only for only charging. A 12-speaker Bose premium sound system is also offered. In terms of safety, the CX-9 is hooked up with lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, radar cruise control and smart city brake support among others. It also features thicker windows which together with an improved noise cancellation technology result in a 12% reduction in noise level in the cabin.

2017 Mazda CX-9 side

2017 Mazda CX-9 Engine 

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is equipped with a single drivetrain. The unit is a turbocharged 2.5 L Skyactiv engine which replaces the outgoing model’s 3.7 L, V6 engine. This engine is capable of only produces a partly 250 horses but it is compensated by its huge 310 pounds-ft of torque. This torque is only achieved at only 2,000 rpm up to 4,000 rpm when it starts to drop. However, the automaker believes not many people are crazy enough to push the CX-9 beyond the 4,000 rpm mark. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system. Buyers will chose between front wheel drive and all wheel drive modes

2017 Mazda CX-9 interior

2017 Mazda CX-9 Price and Release Date 

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 was showcased at the recently held Los Angeles Auto Show in December. Its sales will commence any time in this first quarter of 2016. The model will have a starting price of around $ 31,000. When it comes out, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 will face rivalry from the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.

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