2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
We have a 2012 CX 9 and have enjoyed it until it was slightly out of warranty.
The car has a strong motor and for a third-row vehicle is pretty fun to drive.
It also performs well in the snow.
The brake booster failed last week at 42,000 miles, nearly causing a traffic accident for my wife.
This is a recurrent problem with the 2010-2011 CX 9.
My guess is you will have problems with 2013-14 models as they hit 30-50k mileage, since the brake system is unchanged.
It is unfortunate Mazda chooses not to address safety concerns in a family vehicle.
I would look at the Hyundai Santa Fe in this class.
Fix the brake failures from 2010 forward.
Also offer a factory fix for existing vehicles.
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