Best Bet
(4.6) 37 reviews
MSRP: $8,071$16,239
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 18-19
Engine: 273-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 7
2010 Mazda CX-9

Our Take on the 2010 Mazda CX-9

Our Take

For the 2010 model year, the CX-9 seven-seat crossover gets its most significant update since 2008, when its V-6 engine grew in size from 3.5 to 3.7 liters. Available with front- or all-wheel drive, the CX-9 competes with the Chevrolet Traverse, Hyundai Veracruz and Toyota Highlander. The CX-9&ap... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Too-light steering effort
  • Front seat cushions could be longer
  • Third row best left for kids
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Restyled for 2010
  • Interior upgrades for 2010
  • Standard 3.7-liter V-6
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Optional blind spot warning system

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.