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2008 Mazda CX-9 - Consumer Reviews

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By Icemahn
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Traded our '04 Sienna in for the CX-9. Test drove an Acura MDX '08, GMC Acadia and Yukon Hybrid. CX-9 Power and handling is similar to the MDX while the third row space comparable to the Acadia. It truly provides the best of both worlds without compromising style or comfort. Mazda hit the bullseye with this one!


Best Features

All-wheel drive, excellent sound system (Bose), Hands-free phone and navigation commands, power lift-gate, sporty handling, great looks (20 inch/10 spoke wheels is awesome!), passenger comfort.


Worst Features

Better nav system interface, auto-lock (at >15mph speed), more power (match Acura's 300 HP)


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Big switch from German made vehicles
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By Gary
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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After owning 3 VW Passat Wagons (8 total German made autos) we made a decision to go with the CX-9. Enormous price difference and a larger cargo area made the difference. Low price put us in the Grand Touring. Great styling, nice interior appointments. Too early to tell about reliability. Looking forward to use all-wheel drive here in Michigan.


Best Features

Blind spot monitoring system, adjustable Xenon headlights, Bose sound system, 20-inch wheels, excellent climate control system.


Worst Features

No trip computer, Gauges on dash difficult to see on bright day, no auto locks, can't stretch out left leg on long drives.


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Im Lovin It!
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By DashaMilasha
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Awesome car! Get excited every day i have to drive it! We got fully loaded with every possible option and even more! Looks great and it's so much fun to drive! Very roomy inside, comfortably seats at least 5 adults and 2 kids! When everyone in a back entertained by watching DVDs, I kept entertained by Zoom-Zoom! Love it more every day!


Best Features

Nav system, 6 CD changer, Bluetooth, keyless entry and remote start, automatic liftgate, GameBoy, Blind Spot monitoring, IPod I guess everything!


Worst Features

Would like better mileage per gallon!


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Great Ride for a Big Vehicle
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By parunner
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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We bought this because we needed a family vehicle with more space. We went from a VW Passat and honestly there is not much difference going to this bigger vehicle. It drives wonderful.


Best Features

The way it drives, smooth and sporty. Handles like a sport car.


Worst Features

Open the back seat up a little and have better access to the 3rd row. Feels a little cramped compared to the competition. And also open up the front bumper a bit to match the rest of the impressive styling.


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Sporty Performance in a Roomy Package
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By KBW
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2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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If your tired of the minivan life but can't figure out how to get that sporty ride you've been longing for without giving up the room of your van then take a look at the CX-9. For sure it compromises in some aspects like overall storage but much less than most in this category. Compared to my wife's previous Grand Voyager the level of comfort, styling and performance of the CX-9 more than make up for this. The ride is sure footed meaning its not going to float down the road but its not so tight as to be uncomfortable. Gas mileage seems to live up to what Mazda reports. My wife has averaged 19 mpg with mostly in town driving. Overall, it's a great sporty value for the buck.


Best Features

Sporty styling and handling are excellent for such a large vehicle; Overall interior room is better than most in its class; Basic stereo with MP3 hookup is more than adequate; and the two tone leather seating is very supportive and appears to be of nice quality.


Worst Features

Storage is limited up front compared to that of most minivans. Handling is sportier than some might like. I recommend a lengthy test drive prior to purchasing if you prefer that floating down the road feel. I recommend getting the fog lights; front end looks lacking without them.


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