2007 Mazda CX-9 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Mazda CX-9 - Road Test Specs

2007 Mazda CX-9 SUV

(3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
StyleSport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$29,630
As-tested MSRP$31,740


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3496cc (213 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)263 @ 6250
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)249 @ 4500
Transmission type6-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/L
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP245/60R18
Tire size, rearP245/60R18
Wheel size18 X 7.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - rear ventilated disc
Brakes, rearventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph (sec.)11.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.2 @ 87.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34
60-0 mph (ft.)136
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.77
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.4
@ Full throttle (dB)72.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsUpshifts are very fast and very smooth. We discovered that disabling the traction control only lasts up to a certain speed (20 mph?) after which it resets to "on." Even on, the TRC allows a useful amount of wheelspin before intervening.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsIt's unusual to be able to detect EBD, but in the CX-9 each stop consisted of many left/right brake applications -- not so much that I needed to steer, but noticeable nonetheless.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsGood steering weight and response, but hard effort through the slalom is punished with aggressive stability control. On the skid pad, there is lots of body roll. Stability control also limits performance here.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)67
Wind (mph, direction)1.7

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City/24 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)20.1

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4312
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,284
Length (in.)199.6
Width (in.)76.2
Height (in.)68.1
Wheelbase (in.)113.2
Track, front (in.)65.1
Track, rear (in.)64.7
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)40.9
Legroom, rear (in.)39.8
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)32.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Headroom, rear (in.)38.8
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)35.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.7
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)56.9
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)17.2
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)100.7


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear and third row
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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