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By Ken
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2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Drove them all, including Lexus, Audi, Chevy and Buick, none had all the features and fun factor for the great price. Vehicle has been a pleasure to drive, city and highway, feels solid, no rattles, and interior quality is par with Lexus and Audi.


Favorite Features

Blind Spot Monitoring System, Nav, regular gas, driving experience every time we get in vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

outside mirrors as part of memory seat system, console area a bit tight.


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Excellent minivan replacement
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By eml
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2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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As a replacement for our minivan (Nissan Quest), the CX-9 is nearly as versatile, just as comfortable and much more fun to drive. The acceleration is excellent, the ride is smooth and the handling makes it feel much smaller than it actually is. We've been on some 5 hour road trips with no complaints from our 2 teens in back. We've also filled the 3rd row with teen-aged friends with no complaints on in-town trips. The front seating area could use some more storage space and the mpg is merely adequate but overall this is an excellent choice for those who need a versatile carrier.


Favorite Features

Keyless Entry/start, Xenon headlights


Suggested Improvements

more storage space in front, inside front door handles should open even if door is locked, doors should lock automatically once car is in gear, inside and key-fob rear lift-gate release would be nice


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I now understand 'zoom-zoom'
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By Dave in N.Texas
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2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Its hard to believe this is an SUV. It handles superbly and feels solid as a rock. I'm comfortable knowing my wife and kids use this full time. Much better than the competition for handling/ride at this price level. Surprisingly smooth and comfortable but could still use some improvements comfort wise. A superb value though all things considered. Hopefully reliability will be better than predicted and compare better with Toyota and others.


Favorite Features

Feel/handling amazing; dual dim/color dash lights; keyless entry is the bomb; lots of space in the back for cargo; smooth shifting; great ext paint job (red); Its really a surprise, it's a GREAT vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

BETTER MPG! Bose sound is so-so. Should NOT lock drivers door/windows when locks engaged (should be able to override w/o having to unlock). COMPASS (honor your own specs Mazda USA!) Lack of interior storage is a problem (huge console, no better storage? huh?); intrusive headrests


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Mazda CX-9 is smooooooth
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By Maria
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2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I compared the CX-9 to the Murano, Venza, CRX, and Edge. CX-9 was the smoothest, quietest ride. Great handling, and lots of storage. Third row seating in a pinch, which none of the others had.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, great ride. Don't have to get keys out of the purse-- just push the button on the door handles.


Suggested Improvements

Watch your head getting into the front seats--windshield is pretty slanted. Can't power lock the doors until ALL the doors are actually shut.


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Nice for the Price
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By Acroduster
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2009 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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When compared with its rivals and their sticker prices, the CX-9 is in tough company. However, when you look at what you'll actually pay for them, the CX-9 looks much better. It appears to be the value leader - very nicely appointed, sports-car zoom-zoom handling (which you won't find in the competitors), and feature laden. Even my skinny 7 year old can slide the center seats to access the rear (she couldn't do that in the Tahoe we had). Speaking of the Tahoe, when we compared them side-by-side, the CX-9 has more depth behind the rear seats, and has more depth when the rear seats are folded. I wouldn't have believed that if I hadn't seen it myself...


Favorite Features

Sporty drive - in a class by itself here; not bone-jarring, but no cushy luxo-cruiser. The seats are great and the interior lighting is a nice touch. Fit & finish is very good. Best value in the class.


Suggested Improvements

When exiting, I hit my foot on the lip that folds under at the base of the door. The Bose sound system doesn't impress. Minor quibbles...


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