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Restyled for 2013, 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, Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander.
New for 2013
New front and rear styling that follows Mazda's latest design direction update the appearance of the CX-9. Inside, new features include a standard 5.8-inch touch-screen that can display incoming text messages when a compatible smartphone is connected, as well as send predetermined replies. Rear parking sensors are newly optional.
ExteriorThe CX-9 has sleeker lines and a sportier look than most crossovers, especially large three-row ones. Exterior features include:
InteriorThe 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 folds flat. Interior features include:
Under the HoodThe CX-9 features a 273-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 with 270 pounds-feet of torque. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered. An optional Towing Prep Package for front-wheel-drive models — the features are standard for all-wheel-drive CX-9s — 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:
SafetySafety features include:
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