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 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Gas mileage is a joke

Horrible cockpit layout, A/C gets cool but never cold. Lots of road noise. Terrible gas mileage, no where the 26 mpg advertised. My Honda Pilot with a V6 got better gas mileage. Having extreme buyers remorse.


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.

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New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles

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