The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is to arrive as the 2nd generation car very soon. This much talked about model was finally unveiled in the LA auto show, after two years of innumerous rumors and predictions. Mazda might not be wearing the crown as a producer of strongest and most powerful cars, but they certainly occupy a top position for producing the most stylish and good-looking models in recent times. Like the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda 6, this CX-9 rendering of 2017 is also based on the SkyActive platform. Also, it tries its best to deliver the features of its class, which is saying something.
How does 2017 Mazda CX-9 look?
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is built on same KODO design, Mazda’s recent favorite. It is slightly different from the ongoing model, that is, it is a bit shorter in length but comes with longer wheelbase. The result of these changes is that the mazda 2017 cx-9 now looks all the more intimidating. Tapered fenders, a more impressive grille and a reinvented bumper mark the change in the front end of the mazda cx 9 2017. The LED headlights have rightly found their places in this modern vehicle. The base trims have either 18 or 19 inch wheels. The superior ones run on 20 inch wheels. This 2017 cx-9 looks good enough to compete with best selling models like Toyota Prado.
Inside the car: seating and infotainment
A plethora of features wait inside the 2017 Mazda CX-9 to mesmerize the buyers. There are three seating rows. The second row allows for 60/40 splitting and the third one can be completely folded to bring out cargo space. Interior of 2017 mazda cx-9 is as roomy as it can get. 7 adult passengers will be conveniently ale to ride together in this car. The instrument panel is rather interesting. The lower trims have a 7-inch while the higher ones have an 8-inch display screen. In addition to this, there’s another 4.6 inch minor screen and a screen to display info about cruise control, navigation, speed and other relevant issues. A 12-speaker superior quality Bose audio system has been provided with. The USB port in front can stream music using apps like Pandora or Aha. Two USB ports are also present in the rear side of cx 9 2017, but they are meant for charging purpose only. Thicker windows provide better noise insulation.
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Powertrain and Fuel Economy
A turbocharged SkyActive 2.5 L engine is to drive this 2017 Mazda CX-9. It will deliver close to 250 HP along with 310 lb-ft of torque, achieved at 2000-4000 rpm. The engine is to be coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission, and buyers shall have an option between FWD and AWD systems. Expected fuel economy will be around 16 mpg in city and 22 mpg on highway. Another thing worth mentioning about the design is its aero efficiency. A stark use of lightweight material has resulted in a weight loss of about 190 pounds in the FWD models and 287 pounds in the AWD ones. Safety features like cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and more have been provided with.
2017 Mazda CX-9 – Price, Availability and Competitors
Price of this 2017 Mazda CX-9 might start off with $31, 000 for the base version and will see a rise for the higher trims. Customization of the cars will result in added charges. The official release date has not been announced yet but it is expected to arrive in the market by mid-2016. It’ll be competing with other mid-size SUVs and crossovers of its class, including the likes of:
- Ford Explorer,
- Honda Pilot,
- Hyundai Santa Fe and
- Dodge Durango.