2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
This is our first Mazda. It is a new 2008 and has slightly less than 1000 miles. So far, we are very pleased with the performance. We are getting about 17.2 mpg with City/highway driving. The third seat is great for the grandchildren. As you would anticipate for a big car, the acceleration is a bit sluggish and the fuel mileage is nothing to brag about. The CX-9 qualifies as a luxury vehicle.
Smooth ride and easy to handle for a big vehicle. Of all the safety features, we love the Blind Spot Monitor the best. Seats are comfortable and road noise is minimal. Instrument panel is easy to read.
Needs Daylight Running Lights. The material on the top of the dash board will scratch easily. Driver and front passenger must be careful not to bump head when entering vehicle. Inside handle to pull & close driver and front passenger door needs to be moved about 6 inches toward the rear.