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2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-9

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$17,942 — $34,594 USED
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SUV
7 Seats
23-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Excellent handling for an SUV this size
  • Engine powerful enough for passing
  • Available second-row USB ports to charge devices
  • Fit and finish
  • Second-row seat can slide and tilt with a child-safety seat installed

The Bad

  • Multimedia system frustrating to use
  • Captain’s chairs not available
  • Missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Tight third row for adults
2018 Mazda CX-9 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Mazda CX-9
  • More active safety features now standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Seats seven
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

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2018 Mazda CX-9 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team


What it is: Powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the seven-seat Mazda CX-9 SUV was redesigned for the 2016 model year. It competes with SUVs like the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander.

New for 2018


New standard active safety features include Smart City Brake Support — a low-speed automatic emergency braking system — plus blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
59 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

Great driving car with a beautiful interior.

by Ed from Batavia, NY on June 30, 2020

We owned a CX-9 years ago and really liked it. More than a decade later, Mazda has refined the design to make a great handling, nice looking vehicle. We bought the Signature model and the interior is ... Read full review

(5.0)

Very smooth ride

by Blunn from Huffman Texas on May 29, 2020

Love all features that car has to offer. A lot more room inside than appears. Gets excellent gas mileage and due to type of oil used can go longer between oil changes so saves me money Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mazda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The CX-9 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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