2016 Mazda CX-9 review, price, specs

2016 Mazda CX-9 review, price, specs

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 comes as a mid-sized crossover SUV, and it is made by the non other than the famous car maker from the land of the rising sun. This time, a full overhaul is expected to be applied on the latest model of the CX-9. The current power unit will be replaced. Smarter systems and lighter materials have been used in its building, and it is obvious that a lot is being expected from the new Mazda CX-9 2016.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Review

As for the exterior look, upgrades on this vehicle will be based on the combination of the SkyActiv system and vocabulary remedy language by KODO. Like many of the Mazda models, any changes and additions, will adhere to KODO’s logic. The Aerodynamics of the body has been improved with different design and body lines. Some of the changes include redesigned sporty grille, new bumpers, sloping back end, huge metal tires, and more. As for the lighting, LED technology powered headlights and backlights, are there, as well as the halogen fog lights. The size of the wheels depends on the selected trim level, 18-inch set is offered in sports and touring trims, while the luxurious grand touring comes with 20-inch wheels.

When it comes to the interior, cabin of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be made more luxurious than any previous one, and it will come with more space in all areas. The interior will also include quite comfortable seats, premium quality materials, as well as the latest tech features. As for the features, they will include: 3-zone automated climate control, infotainment system with a 5.8 inch touchscreen display, Wi/Fi, Keyless ignition and entry, power windows, cabin lighting, SiriusXM satellite radio, automatic back view mirror, premium audio system, SAT/NAV, and so on. When it comes to safety features, they will include: inside air- layer protection bags, stability control, rollover warning, ActiSense, and that, is just the tip of the iceberg.

New Mazda CX-9 2016 specs

Under the hood, the new Mazda CX-9 2016 will offer two engine choices, the base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Skyactiv unit, capable of delivering up to 167 hp and 168 lb-ft torque, and the optional 3.7-liter DOHC engine, which is able to pump out 273 hp and 270 lb-ft torque. The vehicle will come with standard FWD, while the AWD will be offered as optional. As for the transmission, the 6-speed automatic gearbox will be paired with the engines. The advanced Skyactiv technology brings great power as well as the improved mileage. The fuel economy is rated at 17/24 mpg.

2016 Mazda CX-9 price and release date

When it comes to pricing, the new 2016 Mazda CX-9 base model will start somewhere in between $30,000 and $35,000 and it will be seen on the streets at the beginning of 2016. The Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander will be main competitors to the new 2016 Mazda CX-9.

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