2013 Mazda CX-9

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19 reviews
Available Price Range $15,784-$27,248 Trims6 Combined MPG 19-20 Seats 7

Our Take on the 2013 Mazda CX-9

Our Take

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

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

  • New styling, more features for 2013
  • Seats seven in three rows
  • Standard 3.7-liter V-6
  • Roll Stability Control technology
  • Optional blind spot warning system

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

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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Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 19 reviews

Best bang for the buck

by Tim from Houston, TX on April 1, 2013

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

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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
M
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
M

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2013 Mazda CX-9.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

Roadside Assistance

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.

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