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By Cars.com Staff
October 20, 2011
The Mazda CX-9 crossover seats up to seven in three rows and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. It competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Hyundai Veracruz and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2012 There are no significant changes.
Exterior The CX-9 has sleeker lines and a sportier look than most crossovers, especially large three-row ones. Exterior features include:
Standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; available 20-inch wheels
Standard dual exhaust tips
Chrome door handles and turn-signal side mirrors (Grand Touring)
Available power liftgate
Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
Available fog lights
Interior The second row's backrest can recline or fold flat, and the seat can slide fore and aft to optimize legroom and cargo space. There's room for two in the 50/50-split third-row seat, which also can fold flat. Interior features include:
Standard three-zone automatic climate control
Cloth seats standard; leather optional
Optional powered front seats
Available heated front seats
Available rear-seat entertainment system
Double-lid center console
Available Bose surround-sound system
Available navigation system
Under the Hood The CX-9 features a 273-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 with 270 pounds-feet of torque. Front- and all-wheel drive are offered. An available Towing Prep Package for front-wheel-drive models includes a revised engine control module and a heavy-duty transmission oil cooler and radiator fan. It increases towing capacity from 2,000 to 3,500 pounds. Mechanical features include:
Standard six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode
V-6 runs on regular gas
Safety Safety features include:
Standard all-disc antilock brakes
Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats
Standard three-row side curtain airbags
Standard electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
Optional backup camera
Optional blind spot warning system
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