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I am always eager to try out new and exciting products no matter big or small. So we got pretty pumped when our whole family could put the 2017 Mazda CX-9 to the “Kid-Tested” and “Dad Reviewed” challenge. We will point out the likes and dislikes and have a good time doing it.

2017 Mazda CX-9

A few need to know about the 2017 Mazda CX-9, it has:

  • Engine type – SKYACTIV®-G20 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
  • Horsepower – 227-hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Torque – 310 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy AWD, Automatic transmission (city/hwy/combined)1 20/26/23
  • Automatic transmission SKYACTIV®20-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode
  • Wheel size (in) – 20
  • Towing capacity (lbs) 3000
  • Fuel capacity (gallons) 19.5

  • Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Power windows with front one-touch down/up feature
  • Power door locks with 2-stage unlocking feature
  • Speed-sensing auto door locks
  • Cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Rearview backup camera
  • Rear backup sensors
  • Remote keyless entry with retractable key
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
  • Delayed off interior lights (map and dome)
  • Illuminated entry
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
  • Height-adjustable front shoulder belt anchors
  • 12-volt power outlets
  • Remote fuel door release
  • Rear window defogger with timer

Kid Tested

The girls had a great time in the back seat of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD, on our trip to Houston for a rodeo. My 8 & 10 year old said they had plenty of room to stretch out and keep their stuff. My 8 year old Jaci, even noted that the leather seats were super comfy. With the 3-zone climate control, everyone pretty much was comfortable during the ride.


Dad Reviewed 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD

As for me, I thought the ride and handling of the road was superb! The 2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring definitely grabbed hold of the road and was able to safely and effectively get my family and I to our destination. With the 20 in wheels on the Grand Touring model, I could tell we where high off the ground, but the dynamic stability control kept it a relaxing ride. As far as the interior of the 2017 Mazda CX-9, I appreciated the close net of gauges, radio/climate controls, navigation, and blind spot monitoring.

If you are looking for a well rounded mid-size SUV, I would consider the 2017 Mazda CX-9 for the whole family.

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