Based on Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring
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 2013New front and rear styling that follows Mazda's latest design direction upda... Read Full Report
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Despite many strong suits, the Mazda CX-9 has always been a bit of an underdog in the highly competitive and crowded full-size crossover class. The CX-9 doesn't seem to be a go-to car for shoppers in the family-hauler space, but it deserves consideration. While it isn't perfect, the 2013 Mazda CX-9 has enough interior space and cargo capacity to handle most families and offers more ... Read full review for the 2013 Mazda CX 9
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I went looking for an SUV with a 3rd row of seats that didn't break the bank. The touring model comes with leather seats, heated seats, full Bluetooth for your phone, and it is already set up to work ... Read Full Review
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.