Mazda CX-9

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Mazda CX-9
2016 Mazda CX-9 (TC MY16) Azami 2WD wagon (27793959746).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Mazda
Production 2006-present
Model years 2006-present
Assembly Hiroshima Plant, Hiroshima, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV

The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured since 2006 by Mazda in Japan at its Ujina 1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture.

Despite being built in Japan, the CX-9 is not sold in Japan's domestic market, as it exceeds Japanese government dimension regulations and the engine displacement obligates a large annual road tax bill.[1][citation needed] Instead, the closely related Mazda CX-8 is sold in the Japanese market.

First generation (2006–15)[edit]

Mazda CX-9
2007 Mazda CX-9 -- NHTSA.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Mazda
Production 2006–2015
Assembly Hiroshima Plant, Hiroshima, Japan
Designer Kaname Sawai (2004)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform Ford CD3 platform
Related Ford Edge
Ford Fusion
Mercury Milan
Lincoln MKZ
Mazda6
Powertrain
Engine 3.5 L MZI V6 (2007)
3.7 L MZI V6 (2008–2015)
Transmission Six-speed F21 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,875 mm (113.2 in)
Length 5,075 mm (199.8 in)
Width 1,935 mm (76.2 in)
Height 2007-09: 1,730 mm (68 in)
2007-09 Grand Touring: 1,735 mm (68.3 in)
2010-15: 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Curb weight 2,054 kg (4,528 lb) (approx.)
Chronology
Predecessor Mazda MPV

The first-generation CX-9 was originally fitted with a 3.5 L Ford V6 engine, but, in 2008 the engine was changed to a 3.7 L unit producing 204 kW (274 hp) and 366 N·m (270 lb·ft) of torque. This engine was coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The first generation is based on the Ford CD3 platform that is shared with many Ford and Mazda models. Standard safety equipment included blind-spot monitoring, rearview mirror-mounted backup camera, collision avoidance, electronic stability control, traction control, roll stability control, front-side impact airbags, and three-row side-curtain airbags.

2010 facelift[edit]

For the 2010 model, the Mazda CX-9 received a minor facelift consisting of a new front fascia. Three-zone climate control and a Bluetooth hands-free interface were now standard features.

2010 facelift 
2010 facelift 

2013 facelift[edit]

For the 2013 model year, the CX-9 received a refresh that included a new grille, new headlights, and restyled front vents.

2013 facelift 
2013 facelift 

Second generation (2016–present)[edit]

Second Generation
2016 Mazda CX-9 (TC MY16) Azami 2WD wagon (2017-01-30).jpg
2016 Mazda CX-9 Azami 2WD (Australia)
Overview
Type Mid-size crossover SUV
Production 2016 - present
Model years 2017 - present
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front engine
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,930 mm (115 in)
Length 5,075 mm (199.8 in)
Width 1,969 mm (77.5 in)
Height 1,747 mm (68.8 in)
Curb weight 1,924 kg (4,242 lb)
2016 Mazda CX-9 Azami 2WD (Australia)

At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda revealed the second generation CX-9 nine years after the previous version launched. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is brand new, and is based on the SkyActiv platform and engines that are shared with new Mazdas introduced after 2011. The second generation Mazda CX-9 uses a turbocharged version of the 2.5-litre four-cylinder SkyActiv-G petrol engine, producing 227hp on 87 octane fuel and 250hp on premium fuel and 470 Nm of torque (310 lb-ft). The engine is joined with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new exterior design follows Mazda's Kodo design philosophy. It is shorter than before, but rides on a longer wheelbase, resulting in shorter front and rear overhangs. Weight is also down 90 kilograms (190 lbs) in FWD and 130 kilograms (287 lbs) in AWD versions,

Mazda added many new active safety systems on the new CX-9. These include the Blind Spot Monitoring, Radar Cruise Control with a Stop/Start function, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking (low & high speed). All models come standard with Autonomous Emergency Braking (low-speed) and Blind-Spot Monitoring (in most markets).

It was also launched in Indonesia at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on 10 August 2017.

Awards[edit]

In 2008, the first-generation Mazda CX-9 was awarded Motor Trend SUV of the Year. Also, it was selected for the North American Truck of the Year award in 2008.

In Australia, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 was awarded the 2017 Wheels Car of the Year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Models Available". Mazda Japan. Retrieved 20 August 2017.