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


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Just bought the vehicle and immediately took it on a LONG trip. A pretty comfortable ride, with lots of room. Some very nice features, and received lots of compliments on the exterior design. Overall we are pleased. Not all is perfect in Zoom Zoom land however. With a load it takes its sweet time passing cars at freeway speeds. Husband sez something about low-end torque...or lack thereof. Mileage about as expected...maybe 22 on open road. Surprisingly not much worse in town. Having to pay extra for satellite radio installation in a vehicle of this price range is disappointing. Radar in rear bumper that detects passing vehicles, (and sometimes nearby guard rails) is a great safety feature.


Favorite Features

Blind spot monitoring. Back-up camera. Very smooth ride. Lots of room. A really expensive looking vehicle. Pretty fair braking. Acceptable gas mileage for a large vehicle. Great incentives on this vehicle


Suggested Improvements

More low end muscle. LIGHTED CONTROL SURFACES! Complex wiper control, headlight control, and mirror control are all painted on, no night lighting. If you are not VERY familiar with these controls, you are almost helpless at night ...unless you like driving with the overhead light on. Come on Mazda!!


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


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Have owned our CX-9 for 4 months. Previously had a Honda Pilot which we liked. The CX-9 is just fun to drive. Great handling. Lots of room, great features. First Mazda we have owned and we really like it.


Favorite Features

Integrated blue tooth, blind spot warning.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage. Less firm ride.


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By brianm1962
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2008 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Mazda CX-9 replaced a Volvo XC-90 in September 2008. We have been very pleased - especially with the V6 performance (note 2008 is larger engine than 2007) and comfortable yet sporty ride (even with 19" wheels) . Nav is very good. Bose stereo is pretty good, but not as good as some other high-end factory audio systems. All weather mats from the factory sit flat on the ground and don't really catch the snow and water very well. Volvo is the king of seat design, and it is too bad that Ford didn't steal more of this technology to give to Mazda. Gas mileage is reasonable for a truck this size. Tons of room.


Favorite Features

Ride quality. Build quality. Quiet. Parts/accessory prices are reasonable. Sliding mid-row seats.


Suggested Improvements

Brakes are undersized for vehicle of this size. ROTORS WILL WARP. Seats not good on long trips. Seat memory does not change outside mirrors. Backup camera is a useless toy. I prefer the beep-beep backup sensor. No 12V outlet in mid-row. Volvo-like from sensor for cruise control would be nice.


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"good value" " atractive design"
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By Don
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2008 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Cx9 best value for the cost..very good in snow here in Colorado... very responsive handling. Driver position very comfortable. Xenon head lights useful on mountain roads at night. Third row seat and storage area a big benefit along with sun-roof and side warning system. Excellent sound system and navigation... best value for the price in this category.


Favorite Features

Overall build quality and design. Motor Trend had it right in awarding 2008 SUV award to Mazda.


Suggested Improvements

better roof rack system not enough cross members.


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


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Was completely impressed with the Cx9. After searching for six months, we narrowed it down to the Volvo XC90 and the CX9. We chose the CX9 because of the available technology, comfort and style.


Favorite Features

DVD, cockpit design, very peppy, smooth and quiet ride. Plenty of space for a family of 5 + a big dog.


Suggested Improvements

Air vents in 3rd row.


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