Fun Family Hauler
By John on
Vehicle2007 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
ReviewThis is an overall great vehicle. Performance-wise it handles like a smaller car, carves through a curvy road like it's on rails, engine seems mostly quiet (can barely hear it at idle) and gives off a nice growl with the pedal pushed down. The CX-9 feels sporty both inside and out and has just the right luxury touches. Looked at many competitors: MDX, Acadia, Outlook, Veracruz, etc., and the only one that came close to the feeling of the CX-9 was the MDX; however you would need to spend at least 8-10K more for the same features. I liked the Outlook but the overall driving feeling (Zoom, Zoom) wasn't there like with the CX-9. Performance and value make this car worth buying
Best FeaturesSleek design, Bose stereo, nice tires and rims (GT), small on outside and big on the inside feeling, Bluetooth phone, nicely done interior, power liftgate, backup camera, Xenon headlights, iPod jack, 7 passenger seating, great performance, engine quiet. Cool key functionality. Build quality.
Worst FeaturesSeems like controls (window, stereo, etc.) are just a hair out of your reach unless you are sitting real close, rough riding 20s on less than perfect roads, no trip computer, Steering wheel controls could be more functional, passenger seat should be able to be lowered, better gas mileage.
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