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2016 Mazda CX-9: Wrap-Up

by Edmunds Editors

2016 Mazda CX-9

After one year and 22,000 miles, our long-term test of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is complete. It performed well, but there were some surprises.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for September 2017

by Will Kaufman, Associate Staff Writer

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?
In spite of adding only about 550 miles in September, our 2016 Mazda CX-9 passed the 20,000-mile mark and we find we're mostly still smitten with the cheerful gray whale. Some quibbles aside, after road trips, commutes, inclement weather, light off-roading, and 63 tanks of gas, we still think the CX-9 is a great SUV.

To celebrate this milestone, I've gone through the record of our first 20,000 miles with the CX-9 and cherry-picked a few of this SUV's greatest hits. It's clear our Mazda impressed from the very beginning. Don't worry: I've left out all the mentions of our blue jeans rubbing off on the light upholstery. This is a celebration, so we won't revisit all 6,000 words of that.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for August 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?
We made an attempt to go to Kings Canyon National Park in central California. Staff Writer Dan Frio pointed our 2016 Mazda CX-9 north from his home in Orange County for a three-day camping trip with his friend and their three young daughters. They didn't quite make it, however. Packed to the brim, the CX-9 proved too small for the trip, and Dan ended up meeting me in nearby Fresno, California, (where I live) to trade the CX-9 for the long-term Honda Ridgeline I was driving. We'll have a detailed writeup on Dan's experience in an upcoming stand-alone post but excerpts can be found in this monthly update.

Otherwise, our team used the CX-9 in August for typical commuting and the like, adding a total of about 1,600 miles. Overall, the CX-9 continues to be a staff favorite as we approach 20,000 miles on the odometer.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for April 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?

Due to some logistical requirements here at Edmunds, I was the sole driver of our long-term 2016 Mazda CX-9 for all of April. From the standpoint of getting to learn how the CX-9 performs common crossover SUV duties, it was ideal. I took my kids to school every morning, went grocery shopping, hauled booty home from Costco and Home Depot, and even took my family of five on a 700-mile road trip.

Granted, it's not the most exciting stuff to do with a car. (And yeah, by extension, my life probably isn't very exciting.) But I came away knowing the CX-9 is more than just a workhorse. It looks cool, has a premium interior and drives with verve for a three-row crossover.

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2016 Mazda CX-9: Monthly Update for February 2017

by Jonathan Elfalan, Senior Road Test Editor

2016 Mazda CX-9

Where Did We Drive It?
What do you do when more than 42 feet of snow has accumulated on a mountain just 355 miles from your front doorstep? You drive toward it as quickly as possible, with snow gear in tow. And this month we did just that in our 2016 Mazda CX-9.

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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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