Mazda CX-9

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Mazda CX-9
Mazda CX-9.JPG
Manufacturer Mazda
Production 2006–present
Assembly Hiroshima Plant, Hiroshima, Japan
Designer Kaname Sawai (2004)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size (sometimes considered mid-size) crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Transverse front engine,[1] front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive
Platform Ford CD3 platform
Related Ford Edge
Ford Fusion
Mercury Milan
Lincoln MKZ
Engine 3.5 L MZI V6 (2007)
3.7 L MZI V6 (2008-present)
Transmission Six-speed F21 automatic
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-: 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Curb weight 2,054 kg (4,528 lb) (approx.)
Predecessor Mazda MPV

The Mazda CX-9 is a full-size (sometimes considered a mid-size) crossover SUV manufactured by Mazda at the Ujina 1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

The CX-9 is built on the Ford CD3 platform shared with the Ford Edge, and it uses the same 3.7 L V6 engine used in the Ford lineup. Although outwardly similar, the CX-9 and Mazda CX-7 do not share platforms.[2] Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models of the CX-9 are available.

Despite being built in Japan, the CX-9 is not sold in Japan's domestic market.

2007 model[edit]

The 2007 CX-9 was fitted with a 3.5 L Cyclone V6 engine. Standard safety equipment included electronic stability control, traction control, roll stability control, front-side impact airbags, and three-row side-curtain airbags. Options included DVD navigation system, hands-free Bluetooth phone link, backup camera, and a rear entertainment system with Bose 5.1 surround sound.

2008 model[edit]

2007 Mazda CX-9 (US)

For the 2008 model year, the engine was changed to a 3.7 L unit producing 204 kW (274 hp) and 366 N·m (270 lb·ft) of torque.[3] The engine went into production in June 2007 at Mazda’s engine plant in Japan. The 2008 CX-9 uses an Aisin F21++ six-speed automatic transmission with a console-mounted shifter in a complex gate. Mazda also introduced (in select trim lines) blind-spot monitoring, rearview mirror-mounted backup camera, and collision avoidance/blind spot warning detection.

The 2008 CX-9 won the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award.[4]

It was also selected for the North American Truck of the Year award at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2008.

2010 facelift[edit]

2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring (US)

The 2010 model Mazda CX-9 received a new grille, and debuted at the 2009 New York Auto Show. Marketing began in Australia during late September and early October in three variants: Classic, Luxury, and Grand Touring.

Auto Week noted that "compared with other midsize utes, the CX-9 is responsive and has great steering. It almost feels sporty, but not quite though."[5]

The CX-9 has three-zone climate control and a Bluetooth hands-free interface as standard features. The more expensive Touring and Grand Touring trims include leather inserts in the upholstery, as well as higher-end audio and rear DVD entertainment systems.[6]

2013 facelift[edit]

2013 Mazda CX-9

For the 2013 model year, the CX-9 received a refresh that included a new grill, new headlights, and restyled front vents. Power is still delivered by the Ford-sourced, 3.7 L V6, making 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, mated exclusively to the six-speed automatic transmission.[7]

2016 Redesign[edit]

The CX-9 was completely redesigned for the 2016 model year. [8]


  1. ^ Dave Moore (2011-03-14). "The joy of six in Mazda's CX-9". Retrieved 2011-10-15. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2008 Mazda CX-9". 
  3. ^ "Mazda CX-9 Features & Specs". Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  4. ^ "2008 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Winner: Mazda CX-9". 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  5. ^ "2010 Mazda CX-9 Touring, an AW Drivers Log". 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  6. ^ "Mazda USA Website Model Configuration Tool". Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  7. ^ "2013 Mazda CX-9 7-Passenger Vehicle". Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Mazda Premieres All-New CX-9 Three-Row Midsize Crossover SUV". 2015/11/19. Retrieved 2016-01-22.  Check date values in: |date= (help)