Last month the 2017 Mazda CX-9 earned the Insurance Institute of Highway Safeway’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+, the highest score the IIHS provides. This recent accolade joins the CX-9’s growing list of praise, including one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best Trucks and SUVs for 2017, as well as making it to Wards Automotive’s 2017 10 Best Interiors and 10 Best Engines lists.
According to Masashi Otsuka, VP of R&D and design at Mazda North American Operations, the CX-9 design and engineering teams focused on three concepts during development: self, family, and smart indulgence. The goal was to create the ideal midsize crossover SUV that appealed to couples and growing families; to build a midsize SUV that exemplified style, substance, and superior safety. Based on our customers’ reactions to the CX-9 and all the supporting industry praise, I’d say Mazda’s design and engineering teams have certainly succeeded. What do you think?
Here are just a few features that set the CX-9 apart from the rest:
- available Smart City Brake Support for low-speed emergency braking, and Smart Brake Support, for highway speeds
- available i-ACTIVESENSE safety, Radar Cruise Controls, advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Adaptive Front-Lighting System, High Beam Controls, and Distance Recognition Support
- LED lighting standard on all trims
- three-rows of seating with ample legroom, and plenty of storage options throughout the cabin
- available luxury materials including Nappa leather and Rosewood
- 53 pounds of sound-deadening material, sound-insulating glass, and improved seal insulation for pin drop quiet rides
- MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with a full-color touchscreen display and intuitive Commander control
- available 12-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound System
- SKYACTIV® Technology driving dynamics
- available predictive i-ACTIV AWD® all-wheel-drive system
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a crossover designed for all drivers, for all types of driving—from nights on the town to trips to the store. Visit our Dublin showroom and take a CX-9 out for a test drive. Experience how it feels to drive an SUV designed around you.
See you in the showroom!