|Production||October 29, 2006–present|
|Assembly||Hiroshima Plant, Hiroshima, Japan|
|Designer||Kaname Sawai (2004)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Full-size crossover SUV|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||Transverse front engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
|Platform||Ford CD3 platform|
|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.)|
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
It was also selected for the North American Truck of the Year award at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2008.
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."
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.
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.
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