2018 Mazda CX-9

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2018 Mazda CX-9
2018 Mazda CX-9

Key specs

Base trim shown


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

4 trims

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Notable features

  • More active safety features now standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Seats seven
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2018 Mazda CX-9 review: Our expert's take

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 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Best car ever!!

I really enjoy to drive this suv!!I have for 3 years and I never had any problem!!Pleasure to drive!! Very good value for money!!Five stars 👍


So far this is the nicest SUV I have ever owned!

This SUV replaced a 2009 Saturn Outlook we owned, and it has excelled in everyway over that one! Luxurious interior better performance and gas mileage .Handles like a sports car and plenty of standard options! Cant say enough nice things about it! Only one thing and we knew that before we bought it that cargo space with third row seat was limited, other than that I am totally satisfied! Good warranty also! It only had 23000 miles on it, came off a lease so it was like new! Great used car buy! It's my daily driver.


Great features that were easy to navigate!

This car has met all our needs; lots of leg room, head room, super comfortable and the safety features are very reassuring! Heated seats and A/C front and back and lots of USB ports!

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