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2014 Mazda CX-9 Preview
Cons: The CX-9 is big, heavy, and thirsty. There could be more storage compartments, while the large doors require caution in parking lots.
2014 Mazda CX-9 Price: You can buy a new CX-9 for $33,995 in GS trim. Budget an extra $3,000 for all-wheel drive. As for the more upscale GT AWD, it starts at $44,750.
2014 Mazda CX-9 Fuel Economy: This large crossover burns 12.7L/100km in the city and 8.4L/100km on the highway.
Improvements and Changes: Aside from a revised body colour selection, the company enhanced the GS Luxury Package by adding a Blind-Spot Monitoring System, back-up sensors, and a power liftgate. Meanwhile, the GT gets a voice-activated navigation system.
2014 Mazda CX-9 Powertrain: Under the hood is a 3.7L DOHC V6 engine that produces up to 273 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. As mentioned earlier, an Active Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive system is optional on the base model, and standard on the GT.
Cargo Capacity: The trunk can fit 487 litres of gear, but once you drop the second- and third-row seats, you get as much as 2,851 litres of utility space.
Safety: The 2014 Mazda CX-9 features six airbags with rollover sensor, ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control. A Blind-Spot Monitoring System and back-up sensors are available.
Comparing the 2014 Mazda CX-9: There are plenty of alternatives in the medium-to-large crossover segment including the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Flex, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe XL, Nissan Murano, Subaru Tribeca, and Toyota Highlander.
Reference : L’Annuel de l’automobile 2014