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What a ride
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By Wyzby
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2008 Mazda CX-9 SUV 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


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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 SUV 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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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 SUV 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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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 SUV 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.


Favorite Features

Styling, performance, handling, and price.


Suggested Improvements

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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Best of the Third Row Seat SUV Bunch
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By TimC
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2008 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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After considering the Highlander, MDX, Pilot, and Enclave, my wife and I settled on the CX-9. While not quite perfect for our needs, it was clearly the best overall SUV, and came out on top for functionality, ergonomics, and as a bonus, it didn't look like the box that a more attractive vehicle came in. We had only looked at the Mazda as an afterthought, figuring we'd end up with the Highlander, but were very surprised at the overall quality and attention to detail in the CX-9. While the Highlander had arguably better performance and interior storage space, it lacked many things the CX-9 offered, such as a split-row third seat and ample room in all three rows, among others. A very good buy.


Favorite Features

The blind-spot monitor is our favorite; while it's not a substitute for careful driving, it helps in congested, multi-lane traffic. The overall handling is impressive for a vehicle this size. And it has a 3rd row seat that can hold adults and has usable space behind the 3rd row seat even when its up.


Suggested Improvements

More in-cabin storage; the center console and the glove box don't hold much. A bit softer ride. More sound- deadening insulation to help quell coarse-pavement roar. A trip computer. Do away with the two-tone leather. Offer more color choices. We bump our heads on the rakish roof line when getting in.


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