2008 Mazda CX-9: Big-ish
January 10, 2008
I just spent a few days with our Long Term CX-9. One thing that really struck me was its size. It's not too big but no one would call it small either. The CX-9 is one of those few vehicles that seems like the interior and exterior size is like the last bed - just right.
In a perfect world or rather in MY perfect world, the ride would be a little softer - just a tiny bit.
I like the generous center storage box but with a power point and aux jack both located inside the bin, it fills up quickly. Then again, it was nice to run my music player on shuffle without having to see all those unsightly wires. I never mess with the portable player's controls, I just let it run and punch up the aux button when I want to hear my own version of the most awesome mix tape ever.
Brian Moody, Road Test Editor @ 7,033 miles.