2016 Mazda CX-9 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Sonic Silver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,246 - $30,925
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
7

How 2016 Mazda CX-9 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.2Styling 4.4Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

All-new for 2016, Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV enters its second generation with a stylish exterior, premium 7-passenger interior, and new turbocharged engine that deftly splits the power/efficiency equation. The Mazda CX-9 has always stood out from rivals like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer with its athletic driving manners, and this all-new version refines that dynamism.

Mazda CX-9 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Touring $25,702 - $28,385
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Sport $24,246 - $26,591
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
close icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Grand Touring $26,591 - $29,412
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Signature $28,130 - $30,925
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.69
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The mileage on this car is the reason I bought it! Fantastic and reliable.

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Amazing car love it for its reliability & mileage. I have had it for 2 years and never had any major problems with it, sometimes my brake light will not shut off so that can be annoying at times but the manual has something about that. Love the way it drives especially for my three hour drive home and to school. Love this car and this brand.

Jane H
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Love the exterior & interior look of this car.

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I do not like the navigation system. I do like the interior look & feel. I love the sunroof adjustability features. This car is very reliable from tires to driving ability. The auto features are very helpful when driving on long road trip, when in cruise control it automatically senses car in front of you and makes adjustments as needed.

Kenya C
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I think the one thing that they should know about it is that it is worth the price it's has little upkeep the interior is Rumi you can put down the seats and make the back bigger the hatchback bigger so that you can get more things into it it has good acceleration good pick up and it is essentially hands-free

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What I really like about my CX nine is that it is Ruby is God pick up acceleration it's hands-free and you cannot it can be a bit economical on gas it's not the gas hog I thought it would be the only thing I don't like is that pairing the car can be a little difficult and if you have two iPhones. It's not that easy to switch over

Ruth Ann D
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$25,702 - $28,385
$24,246 - $26,591

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 (hp)
227 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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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
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
Optional
Optional

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
Optional
Optional
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Not Available

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
41 (in.)
41 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 (in.)
39.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 (in.)
38.5 (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
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Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

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
Leather
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
Optional
Optional

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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Standard
Optional
Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Not Available

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
P255/60HR18
P255/60HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.3 (in.)
115.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 (ft.)
38.8 (ft.)

Length

Width

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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4054 - 4301 (.lbs)
4054 - 4301 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 (hp)
227 (hp)

Torque

Torque
310 (ft. lbs.)
310 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

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

Maximum Towing Weight

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

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

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

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Standard

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

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

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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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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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Standard
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Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Not Available

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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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

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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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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
N/A
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
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
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • 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
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Smart City Brake Support and Rear Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Departure Warning *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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