2017 Mazda CX-9 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Snowflake White Pearl Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$26,756 - $34,321
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
7

How 2017 Mazda CX-9 Ranks In Its Class

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#10
  By Owner Reviews
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#12
  By Price
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#17
  By Experts
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#8
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.1Styling 4.3Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

Reborn last year into a svelte new form with premium appeal, the 2017 CX-9 is Mazda's largest and most powerful SUV. With three rows and seating for seven, the Mazda CX-9 midsize-crossover SUV competes with the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer. The CX-9 has less interior room than those rivals but is far more fun to drive.

Mazda CX-9 Models & Trims

Sport $26,756 - $29,273
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Touring $27,498 - $30,301
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Grand Touring $30,420 - $33,475
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Signature $31,332 - $34,321
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.35
2 star
0%
1 star
0%

It is a great car for hauling family and friends around.

It is comfortable and safe. Has 4 wheel drive so it can handle nicely in winter weather. It has 3 rows so plenty of room for people and cargo. It is nice looking and a pretty color. It sits high up so I can see above traffic. Nice car.

Amy H
Helpful

It has space enough for a family and their gear.

I love the amount of usable space available, but I would love to be able to have a smaller vehicle. It is comfortable. I only wish the navigation/sound system had a better interface.

Anna j
Helpful

The back row goes up to make a third row.

I love my car. It drives smooth. The handling is good. I love the extra features like the beeping when a car is near. The reverse camera is awesome. The seats are comfortable.

Nam G
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$26,756 - $29,273
$27,498 - $30,301

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 (hp)
227 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
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
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
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

Width
77.2 (in.)
77.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4144 - 4327 (.lbs)
4144 - 4327 (.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
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
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
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
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
  • 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
  • Blind Spot Monitoring Blind Spot Sensor
  • Smart City Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Smart Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist System Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Keep Assist System 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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