2007 Mazda CX-9 User Reviews
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- $11,639 - $13,357
- Excellent fit and finish. 20" wheels make for a smooth and sporty ride. Plenty of room in all 3 rows
We purchased the black with sand leather (with gray inserts). We think it's the sharpest SUV on the road with the 20" wheels, chome/bright highlights and door handles.
You've got to take a Grand Touring AWD for a test drive. It's awesome!
Auto everything from auto rain sensing wipers, killer Bose sound system, keyless access to doors and ignition to adjustable headlights, refined cabin lighting - all the features you'd find on a Lexus but at a reasonable price. And room for all the boys travel team baseball gear.
We couldn't be happier....read morehide
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- All the features of a luxury utility vehicle, excellent service, amazing amount of space
I love my Grand Touring CX-9. It drives smoothly, has ever feature you can imagine, and a killer sound system to boot. I have the navigation/backup camera, which is great if there is something or someone too low to view through the back window. I can't imagine going back to a car. The space is amazing.
I had test driven the FJ Cruiser (awful mileage, and requires premium gas), the Pathfinder (kind of boxy), and the 4 Runner (very plain.)
The CX-9 has great pickup, awesome curves, and is as much fun to drive as a sportscar!...read morehide
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- Styling, Sporty Feel, Interior Comfort, Quite, Fit and Finish
- Lacks some extras for a SUV in this price range, See Review
First off let me say our family looked for about 6 months before buying a new SUV. We had a 2000 Ford Expedition EB and were looking to down size. We looked at the Volvo CX90, Toyota Highlander, Acura MDX, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Veracruz, Mazda CX-9, and what we already had the Ford Expedition. The SUV had to have a third row seat and get better gas milage than what we had.
Picked the Mazda CX-9, Really liked the styling of this SUV. The streering wheel is smaller than your normal SUV and took some getting use to but we like it. Car just has a sporty feel to it not like a mini van. As some reviews have mentioned the ride is stiffer to give a huge the road feel but it's not too harsh. Getting in and out of the third row seats is easy and you have a good view out the front over the second row of seats (Unlike the Highlander and MDX). Really enjoy the Navigation System and the Bose Stereo.
We do miss the little things. Trip computer, Memory on the side mirrors to go with the seats, auto locking doors at ** mph, Ford's door key pad to unlock the doors.
We have 5000 miles on ours so far and only problem we have had is the door henge on the driver side is making a creeking sound. Dealer had to order part. MPG has been about what was estimated. City at 18 and Highway at 22.
Bottem line is we love to drive the thing!...read morehide
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- Interior/Exterior Styling, Comfort, Storage, Features
- Gas mileage could be better
My wife and I are very happy with our AWD GT in Sparkling Black Mica. We had test-driven some higher priced comparable vehicles (Acura MDX, Volvo XC-90, BMW X5) and actually preferred the CX-9 to all of them, especially considering the price. This is a true luxury vehicle without the exorbitant price tag.
Highly Recommended!!...read morehide
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- Sporty ride & handling, Great looks, Lots of room, Killer Bose option
- Big wide swinging doors tough in tight spaces, no foglights in Touring
Bought a Touring AWD in platinum a week ago and absolutely loving it. Only other real contender for me was Honda Pilot which seems to cost less and may have edge in reliability - BUT it's dated and is not the best looking SUV/CUV out there. Fell in love with Mazdas as a frequent business traveler who's rented 3's and 6's and came to appreciate that Zoom Zoom really means something. So when Mazda created a 7 person version of the CX-7 I had to try it out. With a toddler and baby I needed more room so looked into crossovers. I test drove the car and my dealer (Galpin) in LA let me even take it home for the day to show my wife and kids. They both loved it so that was the clincher.
My only beef is that with two kid seats installed, it's very tough for anyone to get into the 3rd row but without captain's seats like the GM CUVs it's probably an issue with all others. Ideally, I wish it came with roofrack installed ($300+ to order and install) and had foglights on the touring trim.
Also, the moonroof + Bose option is worth getting to help with airflow with windows open and enjoy the Cali sunshine, plus the Bose stereo and speakers is quite good.
I looked at a lot of other competitors but found nothing that came close that didn't cost $12k more. I suppose the MDX would be a good competitor if money is not an issue for you....read morehide
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- MODERN LOOKS AND DESIGN, COMFORT
- NOT AS RELIABLE AS IT APPEARS,
engine lights, stalled within 750 miles, blind spots and poor navigation system. overall it is nice car but dont mistake it for a Lexus or Volvo it only aspires to be one!
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- Great styling, luxurious interior, handles like a smaller sporty vehicle,
- Only one-Mazda takes away the retractable cargo cover with the power liftgate.
Styling is the bomb! Drives like a lighter vehicle. Smooth as silk on the freeway, and feels planted and confident on the curvey mountain roads around Lake Tahoe. Excellent visablilty for it's size. I'm happier with the excelleration then I thought I'd be based on some other reviews. But hey, it's only a V6 with no turbo. The 20" wheels and low profile tires may make road joints more noticable, but I find that so tiny, that I don't notice anymore. The only con I have is that when you get the power liftgate, Mazda takes away the retractable cargo cover, and I'm told has no plan yet to design one to fit this configuration. This bugs me on trips, because the luggage, etc. is clearly visible from outside. The "privacy" glass is not dark enough to block visibility. I found a great black throw at Linens N Things that covers pretty well, but in a $40K vehicle, I would expect more. However, I drove Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, Infinity FX35, VW Touareg, BMW X5, Porche Cayenne. The Mazda CX-9 hit the mark for me. Of course Cayenne and X5 are incredible, but then there's that nasty price. I'd buy another CX-9 in a minute....read morehide
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- Great Value, looks, easy access 3rd row,bluetooth phone
- Bumpy ride at times, no height adjustment on pass side seat.
I looked at several cars: Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, Saturn Outlook, Acura MDX, MBZ R350 and ML350, Volvo XC90 and decided to buy the Mazda CX9 Grand Touring FWD. I did not get the navigation and B/U camera since I did not need it.
This car was the best value for what they offered, it looks great, rides great, Bose system sound wonderfull and it's very powerfull when passing other cars on the road and FWY. I truly enjoy driving this car. Also we were looking for a seven passenger seating option, and this car's third row was the easiest to get in and out from. My kids love getting in the last row. Bought the extended Mazda warranty so I have 5 year/100K mile full warranty.
Love it.........highly recommended!!...read morehide
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- Haven't found anything yet!
Just got the car yesterday...but I'm loving it! Zoom, zoom, zoom! I haven't missed that little BMW yet...and don't think I will. There is soooo much room in the vehicle....I did get White...loaded...Grand Touring. I had my last car for 5 years and it had less than 23,000 miles. I think I'll drive this a little more! Gorgeous!...read morehide
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- Looks, comfortable seats
- Ride is too rough. Can feel every bump
Both my wife and I originally tested the GS AWD and liked it. It came down to the CX-9 or the Honda Pilot. BOTH vehicles have points in their favour; couldn't easily make a decision. Since we have kids we thought the leather seats would be more practical to clean so we looked at the GT AWD. Big disappointment as you could feel EVERY bump in the road. For a luxury vehicle we felt the GT should have had a nicer ride. The GS ride seemed a lot better. The Honda Pilot ride was in the middle of the GS and GT. Blind spots are more pronounced on the CX-9. Thought the centre console should have been slimmer and smaller; very little space to store anything. Ended up purchasing the Pilot EX-L. If the GS came with optional leather seats, we would have gotten it instead. They should have the Bose stereo as an option on the GS as well (but they don't). The CX-9 transmission is very smooth. Hopefully others will find this review useful. I read numerous reviews online trying to make up my mind which one to buy. Basically, you have to see/drive them for yourself....read morehide
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