Mazda CX-9

Starting price $42,490
Georgie savings $2,337 - $6,803

The range

The following cars match your search:

2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre
Sports Automatic
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $42,490

Save: $2,337 - $4,674

2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre
Sports Automatic
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $43,890

Save: $2,414 - $4,828

2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre
Sports Automatic
Front Wheel Drive
L/100km

Starting from $43,890

Save: $2,414 - $4,828

2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre
Sports Automatic
4X4 On Demand
L/100km

Starting from $46,490

Save: $2,557 - $5,114

Review

With enough choices out there to make you really dizzy, choosing the right 7-seat SUV for you can be overwhelming. But what if we told you the Mazda CX-9 caters to all your family and budget needs, with the fun of a sports car? Sounds too good to be true, but please indulge us.

 

 

Safe and sensible

Starting from $42,490, the CX-9 combines the sleekness and athleticism you'd expect from a Porsche or Audi SUV into a large, affordable package, stacked with equipment. It looks ready to pounce-- a sporty character and ultra-stylish alloys between 18- and 20-inches in diameter is something you just don't get with an ordinary SUV. No matter which CX-9 you go for, you get acres of room for all three rows, a quiet, well-finished and premium interior, 5-star safety and climate control.

Most controls are at your fingertips on the high-up centre console, which feels like you're in a sports car. This includes Mazda's MZD Connect system, where you can easily control entertainment and navigation via an easy-to-use rotary dial that keeps your eyes on the road, where they belong.

True peace of mind comes from an arsenal of airbags, with high-tech features such as radar cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning and active high-beams always at the ready, depending on which grade you choose. If you live on a steep hill, or encounter slippery surfaces, all-wheel drive is a handy $4000 option to keep the CX-9 gripping. Reverse camera and sensors mean the CX-9 keeps a lookout for wayward youngsters in the driveway.

Seven sassy colours are available to make the CX-9 uniquely your own. Jet Black highlights, the feline style of the CX-9. Deep Crystal Blue adds depth and lustre. Titanium Flash is a complex, sandy brown with golden notes. Soul Red, Sonic Silver and Machine Grey also proudly highlight the elegant form of your new car.

Capped price servicing and economy of 8.4L/100km means running costs are well below the bigger and heavier alternatives.

 

 

Zoom zoom

Mazda builds reliable cars that are sporty and they're not letting family commitments get in the way.
Just because it offers 7 seats and tons of room, doesn't mean you need to arm-wrestle it into parking spaces.

In fact, the CX-9 doesn't just feel like a car to drive, it feels like a sports car. The steering is light and the weight balance means it is quicker to respond to changes in the road and emergencies than anything else in the class. The turbocharged 2.5-litre engine has the grunt of a diesel, but the power to safely overtake dawdling semis in as little time as possible. A timed 0-100km/h time of 7.69-seconds means it's no slow coach. Mazda has paid extra attention to quietness and a smooth ride than ever before, meaning passengers in all three rows won't grow weary from long journeys.

 

Room room

Thanks to its sliding and reclining second row seats, clever folding mechanism to access the third row and comfy seat material, the CX-9 can fit humans of all shapes and sizes. Isofix child restraints mean the second and third rows can safely accommodate any baby seat of your choice.

With the third row of seats up, there is 230L of boot space, or 810 with them stowed cleverly into the floor. Clever scallops in the sides of the boot mean there is space for one folded Bugaboo pram with all seats in use, and a few more with just the first two rows in play. While there is generous room for all occupants, the slightly sloping roofline means the third row headroom might not suit the very tall, but most passengers should find it works well.

 


 

Our verdict

You can have your cake and eat it, too. Here is a car with the versatility and space to make your family happy, the economy and running costs to keep the bank account happy and, most importantly the premium quality, sporty looks and purity of driving to keep you content. 

 

5 specs you need to know

  1. Engine: 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder
  2. Transmission and drive: Six-speed auto, front or all-wheel drive
  3. ANCAP rating: 5 stars
  4. Official fuel economy: 8.4L/100kmn (11L/100km tested)
  5. Time from 0-100km/h as tested: 7.69-seconds

 

Pros

  • Sporting style
  • Quality interior
  • Affordable running costs
  • Easiest and most fun to drive in class
  • Quiet and relaxing to drive
  • Active safety technology

 

Cons

  • No diesel option
  • Third row headroom not the best in class

 

 

 

 

Review

No review is available for this model.

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