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Great vehicle, skip the Nav
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By Mazda driver
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Purchased top of the line with all features, Side view warning system terrific, back-up camera excellent, sat radio great, ride tight, excellent, pick up so so, space terrific. Nav is terrible. Enter "Walmart" and it sends you to a walmart in different state! Interface is horrible. Buy a Garmin instead.


Best Features

Drive experience. Comfortable cruiser, tight road response


Worst Features

Totally redesign the nav.


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What a ride
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By Wyzby
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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After owning a Lincoln Navigator and Honda CRV, what a treat to have a powerful yet nimble car to drive. It has the size and power but lacks the clumsy sloppy handling of other larger SUVs. We love the interior and its performance on winding roads is spectacular. Our minds were made up on another CRV but I am glad for the small difference we looked and bought the CX-9


Best Features

The electronics, the seat adjustments, the bluetooth and sound system are tops.


Worst Features

I'd like a little more visibility out of the rear window, but I guess that is what mirrors are for.


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A big wagon (and that's a good thing)
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By nastacio
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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This is a replacement to a totaled Toyota Sienna. *For the segment*, it is probably the best interior space for the exterior dimensions. We looked at a Saturn Outlook, Honda Pilot and Buick Enclave, but the GM's few extra inches in all dimensions made them a chore in parking lots. The Honda sacrificed too much in 3 row. The Mazda was just right. The lack of interior storage is frustrating, with all the room in the center stack wasted under a compartment that barely fits a couple of wallets. A Mazda5 has more interior storage than the CX-9. The handling is excellent, the driver seats far from the front axle and somehow it feels like a substantial sedan on the road.


Best Features

Blind spot monitor, keyless entry system, intuitive navigation, exterior styling


Worst Features

More interior storage spaces, 2 extra miles per gallon


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Lots of car for the money
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By MF
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Compared with Honda Pilot, Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander. I'd not considered the Mazda originally, but when we drove it we loved it. CX-9 clearly offered much more car for the dollar than others in its class. The build quality seems excellent, interior materials are very nice - much better than Honda or Toyota.


Best Features

Exterior styling, space, seating flexibility, Bose stereo, blind spot monitor, backup camera, fun to drive, great handling for a large SUV, value for money.


Worst Features

Fuel economy should be a better. Could be quieter on freeway, there's a bit too much road and wind noise.


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Very happy, so far!
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By j73alb
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I love the exterior and interior styling of this CUV. Performance is really good for such a large vehicle. Acceleration, steering, and braking are all the same or better than my wife's coupe. We took the cx-9 on a 1000 mile trip this summer. We averaged over 22 mpg and this was with 5 people, luggage, and driving through mountains. Not bad for a CUV! We also test drove the new Honda Pilot and GMC Acadia and the Mazda was our favorite. I highly recommend this vehicle.


Best Features

Styling, performance, handling, and price.


Worst Features

There is a slight blind spot in the rear side windows. Gas mileage isn't perfect but it's a pretty big vehicle-what do you expect?


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