2014 Mazda CX-9 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Meteor Gray Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,696 - $19,310
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
273
Seats
7

How 2014 Mazda CX-9 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 3.2Styling 3.5Value 3.1

Editor's Overview

As Mazda's largest vehicle, the 2014 7-passenger CX-9 is ready to carry a family in style. It stands out from 3-row SUV rivals such as the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot with sleek styling and the sporty handling for which Mazdas are known.

Mazda CX-9 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $16,881 - $18,978
Horsepower: 273 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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close icon Premium Audio
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check icon Keyless Start
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chevronDown icon Touring $16,696 - $18,799
Horsepower: 273 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Grand Touring $17,089 - $19,310
Horsepower: 273 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.5
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It is extremely comfortable to drive.

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I love my vehicle. The maker is very reliable and the car gets good ratings in places like consumer reports. It has seating for 7 which allows me to bring my entire family plus a few others. My only complaint is the gas mileage. It isn't the best but I think the new Mazda Cx-9's have fixed this issue.

Jen B
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they should know about the third row seat. If you have family of 4 or more, it will come in handy

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I love the third row seat in the car as it can fit up to 7 people which is really convenient, especially if we have family trip. The only thing I do not like is the gas mileage. It has a V6 engine, so it uses up a lot of gas and I think it gives only 17 miles per gallon of gas which is quite inefficient

frank C
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Spacious, comfortable SUV.

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The drivers side window sounds like it is open when driving on the highway. It is really loud. The third row of seats is nice to use and the cargo area is big. The radio sound is good and the Bluetooth and auxiliary work well with iPhones. It is comfortable to drive and ride in.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,881 - $18,978
$16,696 - $18,799

Horsepower

Horsepower
273 (hp)
273 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L 24V DOHC V6
3.7L 24V DOHC V6
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Not Available
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 (in.)
40.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 (in.)
38.4 - 39.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.8 (in.)
39.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 (in.)
39 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Standard
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Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Optional
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113.2 (in.)
113.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
76.2 (in.)
76.2 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4323 - 4559 (.lbs)
4323 - 4559 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
273 (hp)
273 (hp)

Torque

Torque
270 (ft. lbs.)
270 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 - 3500 (.lbs)
2000 - 3500 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 350 (.lbs)
200 - 350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.1 (gal.)
20.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
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Roof Strength
M
Driver-side Overlap Front
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Good
A
Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Back-Up Camera

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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