As the largest and most accommodating member of the Mazda lineup, it should come as little surprise that the redesign of the CX-9 crossover SUV has caught the attention of countless drivers. Yet, one look at the stylish and unassuming 2017 Mazda CX-9 in person makes it clear that all the anticipation has been worth the trouble. With confident and assertive exterior lines giving way to a well-crafted and upscale interior, it’s less of a redesign than a total reinvention. Now powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.5L Turbo engine, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 rewards drivers with up to 250 hp, along with a muscular 310 lb-ft of torque. Due to this reimagining of the model’s powertrain, drivers now enjoy up to 28 highway mpg, along with a 3,500-pound towing capacity. Meanwhile, with three spacious rows of seating outfitted with available Nappa leather and Rosewood accents, it looks every bit the charmer that it set out to be.
The grocery run. The cross-country excursion. The evening out. With its indulgent interior and a multitude of cargo configurations, the CX-9 is equipped to handle every kind of drive in style. But while comfort and sophistication are evident in each of its seven seats, we’d like to recommend the one with the steering wheel.
When it comes to driving, there’s no such thing as a “minor” detail. That’s why we considered every single one when we crafted the CX-9’s indulgent Signature Trim. Supple Nappa leather, sculpted aluminum and genuine Rosewood deliver a multi-sensory driving experience of sophistication and indulgence.
Mazda’s available predictive i-ACTIV AWD® all-wheel-drive system monitors changing road conditions and adjusts power delivery to help give you optimal traction before your wheels can slip. Even when the weather’s perfect, i-ACTIV AWD® helps stabilize and improve the CX-9’s overall road grip by sensing changes in steering effort and throttle input to distribute torque more evenly.