CARS.COM — Mazda has redesigned the largest vehicle in its lineup for the 2016 model year, the CX-9 crossover SUV, which seats seven in three rows.
We’ve covered a lot of information about the CX-9 already, including pricing and its fuel economy improvements. The last piece of the puzzle was to take it out on the open road to see how those changes translate.
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I spent the day in a CX-9 Signature model, the new top trim level. It comes standard with everything that Mazda offers for a CX-9, and it is priced at $44,915 (including a $900 destination fee). The base CX-9 Sport starts at $32,420 with front-wheel drive. All four trim levels come with front- or all-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission except the Signature, on which all-wheel drive is standard.