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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for June 2017

by Ron Montoya, Senior Consumer Advice Editor

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?
Our 2016 Mazda CX-9 not only shuttled some of the women in our department to a work lunch, but it also took some of them to work and back. It also paid a couple visits to San Diego, California. Along the way, I was impressed with the CX-9's head-up display, Dan liked driving it in Sport mode, and Matt was digging the sound system.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for March 2017

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?
My parents are moving from one house to another along the rugged Oregon coast. They'd always figured they'd move closer to town eventually, but unforeseen circumstances made it necessary to rapidly accelerate the timetable. My help was needed to get them settled in and move some of the more sensitive items, and with heavy rain in the forecast I preferred to use a biggish three-row SUV. So I chose our 2016 Mazda CX-9, even though I'd just used it to make the same drive this past December.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for December 2016

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?
Our new 2016 Mazda CX-9 only arrived in mid-December, but it finished the month with 2,931 miles on the clock. That's because it set out on a whirlwind road trip before anyone had time to do a proper photo shoot or write the customary introductory article.

I blame myself. I needed a good-size crossover to make this long, present-laden journey bearable, and the all-wheel-drive Mazda's arrival could not have been better-timed. It spent a few days locally settling in before I pointed it north the morning of Christmas Eve.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Introduction

by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing on February 1, 2017

2016 Mazda CX-9

Nine years is a long time for a vehicle to soldier along virtually unchanged, but that's how long the first-generation Mazda CX-9 hung around. It was able to pull it off because the 2007 debut model came out of the gate strong as an attractive and functional crossover that was satisfying to drive, and its run was bolstered by timely face-lifts in 2010 and 2013.

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 adheres to the same successful formula, but every inch of this second-generation model has been modernized and redesigned. After all, the outgoing model was conceived when the auxiliary jack seemed like a neat idea. But this new one offers a sophisticated touchscreen navigation system, full smartphone integration and a wide array of driver assistance technologies.

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