The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. It’s been revamped and ready to take on the growing, more efficient lineup of large SUVs. So what’s new on the 2016 Mazda CX-9? Plenty. It has been completely redesigned, finally receiving the latest SKYACTIV technology and KODO – Soul of Motion design.
Obviously, the Mazda CX-9 makes a great family vehicle. With three rows of seating and room for up to eight passengers, what’s not to like? Mazda sees the CX-9 catering to a more mature family audience, with its nimble handing and responsive driving features. After its KODO design makeover, the Mazda CX-9 exudes luxury, even if its one of the most affordable larger SUVs out there.
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Its i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features and i-ACTIV AWD all-wheel drive system are the perfect additions to this family sized SUV for additional peace of mind.
A new Mazda CX-9 turbocharged engine
The addition of the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter turbocharged direct injection engine might be the biggest change to the Mazda CX-9. This is the first time, SKYACTIV-G turbo engine Mazda has been brought to America. If you’re familiar with the Mazda brand, you know its unique. Mazda doesn’t focus or obsess over numbers and specs. They’re committed to providing the very best driving experience in the business. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5T isn’t your parents’ turbo charged engine. You won’t find things like turbo lag or poor economy from this engine. The engineers at Mazda have given the CX-9 effortless acceleration and a considerable amount of torque; something you won’t find on other eight-passenger SUVs.
We saw the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata trim considerable weight this year, making it more fuel efficient and more fun to drive than ever before. The same goes for the CX-9. Its weight reduction in 2016 has made it possible for Mazda to add things like additional noise dampeners, that lend to a quieter and more comfortable drive.