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5 out of 5 stars

A great SUV.

Justin B, 10/11/2015
updated 10/13/2016
2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
57 of 60 people found this review helpful

Purchased new, the CX 9 is a bit pricey and has garnered some criticism for its high MSRP. However, as other reviewers have said, a used CX9 is an absolute bargain. It' resale value isn't awesome, and it is likely influenced by the car's mileage - about 18 city and 20 highway. On the other hand, the positive attributes of the CX 9 cannot be ignored. A very confortable pair of front bucket seats with excellent forward visibility. Decent finishing as per the car's interior. You have to be careful not to scratch the leather seats, but this is true of any leather interior. The climate control and radio are very good, with a powerful a/c. The controls can be a pain to reach if you roll the seat backwards. The vehicle is cavernous, with miles of cargo space. The back seat is split 60/40, so you can drop one seat to accomodate a large rug or lumber from Home Depot. Then there is the motor. Mazda didn't design the motor, it's a Ford V6! It is rated at 265 or 270 HP, and they may have under-reported the output. The car hits 90 in an eyeblink on an interstate and flies up hills like a sports sedan. This notwithstanding that it is a 4,200 pound behemoth. You have to be careful braking, though. The SUV has inertia so when you roll up to a stop sign, you brake in this SUV a good car length sooner than you would in a sedan. The car is too big to slap the brakes on, so you are wise to drive around town casually. Mazda mated the outstanding Ford V6 (later iterations went into the F 150, and a 305 HP monster for the Mustang), to a mediocre drivetrain. The Aisin tranny does not shift smoothly at low speeds, though it is fine on the highway. After reading many reviews, it is my impression that the tranny needs to warm up and just doesn't accelerate/shift well at low speeds. Car and Driver has noted that the CX 9 drives very well for a big vehicle. Steering is excellent, the car tracks well, and the suspension is pretty good but not great. The car is too big to fly over speed bumps or dips in the road -so don't do it. Given the combination of awesome power, a spacious interior, excellent front seats, good steering and a decent suspension, not to mention a pretty good radio and climate control, the car is a screaming "buy."

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Vehicle!

Kay Renfroe, 11/07/2015
2010 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
27 of 28 people found this review helpful

2010 Mazda CX-9 is comfortable, great smooth ride, about 19 to 22 mpg. We enjoy the separate temperature controls for each side in the front and separate control for the back seat. Heated seats are nice too! There are no blind spots when changing lanes. I have enjoyed driving this vehicle for the last 3 years.

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Water pump can cause catastrophic engine failure

Rich G, 09/07/2019
2010 Mazda CX-9 Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

Current class action lawsuit against mazda claims the water pump design can allow coolant to leak into the engine oil causing the engine to seize up without warning. Happened while my 18 year old daughter was driving on Interstate 84 in Connecticut. The engine just shut off and she could not steer to get off the roadway. She's lucky she wasn't killed. Stay away from 2007-2016 Mazda CX-9's specified in the lawsuit [html removed]

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5 out of 5 stars

AWESOME RIDE!!!

cathman, 03/07/2013
2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
23 of 25 people found this review helpful

Amazing vehicle!! Bought used w/40,000 miles. Incredible used car deal! Absolutely loaded... Handles like its on rails(for a big car). Avg. 25.6 mpg on a 3 state road trip! Tons of power, and super comfortable!!I'm a major Mazda fan... 03 MPV has 185,000 on it and still gets 26.5 mpg! Mazda zoom zoom thru & thru!! If u need a big family vehicle without needing a minivan...Go buy this car!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car if You Were Not Scared Off By The Price

MarkDiaz, 01/14/2016
2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
23 of 25 people found this review helpful

We have owned this car for nearly six years and have 85000 miles on it. Even though it is a heavy vehicle and my wife does not drive with a "light" foot, the brakes are still the originals and the maintenance department at Mazda tells me that they still have about 40% life left on them. The original tires were replaced at 60,000 miles. No maintenance other than the scheduled maintenance has been conducted on this vehicle. It drives like a sports car. It is bullet-proof. It has a generous third row with easy access. It is truly a hidden gem that people overlook. I do not know how long it will last, but when it finally does end its life, I will truly miss this car.

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