2009 Mazda CX-9 | new car review

Posted on Jul 28, 2009 by

The CX-9 marked ’s first foray into the SUV, or more precisely, the crossover SUV market and has been generally rather well-received across the board.

It gets the all-important mixture of SUV space and practicality and sedan-style driving dynamics pretty much perfect right from the outset and in this ever-growing part of the new car market, Mazda now has a strong contender in its line-up.

The CX-9 is strikingly sleek looking, maximising all the possible pleasantries that can be found in the crossover design ethos, namely that long and powerful hood running over a pointed and wide front end that all curves back towards a short, curvy and sporty rear end – even though the CX-9 is taller than your average saloon car, it still manages to look purposeful and ready for action for what is basically a road-biased midsize SUV.

2009 Mazda CX-9

There is pure practicality offered within the CX-9 too, and it is this type of car that will firmly appeal to the family man with plenty of people and cargo to transport day in and day out. There are seven seats to fill up in a 2 + 3 + 2 arrangement with the second row being the biggest and generally reserved for the bigger children or adults, with the third row that little bit more cramped, ending up as the preferred spot for the smaller children.

There is also plenty of adjustability within the seating area allowing the movement or folding of the seats to make the mixture of people and cargo carrying options as practical as anyone could ever really need. Also with the family in mind the safety features are not forgotten with the full compliment seen within the CX-9, namely; disc brakes with ABS assistance, a traction control system, dynamic stability control and the latest in roll-over stability control systems. There is also a full-range six airbag system that includes side-curtain airbags that extend right into the third row of seating.

 

 

2009 Mazda CX-9

There is just the one engine offered by Mazda to power the CX-9, but it’s big enough for the task in hand and offers-up some reasonable performance. The 3.7-litre, V6 petrol unit produces 273bhp and 366Nm of torque, and while it isn’t the most frugal around, it will get the big CX moving with a reasonable amount of gusto, which is what buyers of the more expensive and luxurious crossover vehicles most certainly expect.

Specification

 

Body typeEngine (litres)Power (bhp)Torque (Nm)Transmission
SUV3.72733666A

 

Price Range (AED) 112,500–129,800

 

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