Meet the second-generation Mazda CX-9

Meet the second-generation Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 made its world debut in 2006 as a midsize, three-row crossover sport utility vehicle. Just as it did back then, the CX-9 continues to turn heads with its attractive design and style.

With a starting MSRP of $31,520, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is available in four trims: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature.

CX-9 style

Outside, exterior highlights include a sculpted front fascia, dual exhaust outlets, available chrome lower molding, standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are optional) and a choice of seven exterior colors, including hues such as Soul Red Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica.

At 199.4 inches long, CX-9 is 1.2 inches shorter than its predecessor, but its wheelbase has been stretched 2.2 inches. Rear legroom is listed as 39.4 inches in the second row and 29.7 inches in the third row; rear hip room is 57.4 inches in the second row and 40.1 inches in the third row, and rear shoulder room is 58.1 inches in the second row and 53.1 inches in the third row.

Interior amenities

Inside, the Mazda CX-9 offers an available Auburn-colored Nappa leather, Japanese rosewood and aluminum trim. Other interior colors include Black and Sand. With seating for seven, cargo volume is 14.4 cubic feet with both the second and third row upright, or 38.2 cubic feet with the third row folded.

Additional interior highlights include keyless entry, three-zone automatic climate control, push button start, available leather-trimmed seats, an available Bose premium audio system with twelve speakers, an available SIRIUS XM satellite radio and much more.

Mazda CX-9 engine

Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that produces 310 foot-pounds of torque and up to 250 horsepower, and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy averages 22 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined for FWD models, and 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined for AWD models.

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To learn more about the second-generation Mazda CX-9, visit your local Southeast Texas Mazda dealer or log on to www.mazdausa.com.

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