The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the brand’s midsize SUV, slotting above the compact Mazda CX-5 and subcompact Mazda CX-3. With three rows of seats, it competes with a number of mainstream and luxury family haulers. It’s packed with safety and convenience features, plus has a sporty driving demeanor. Pricing starts at an MSRP of $32,130.
Pros: Interior Craftsmanship, Exterior Styling, Dynamic Handling
Cons: Tight Third Row, Less Interior Volume Overall Than Competitors, Limited Towing Capacity
Looks Best In: Titanium Flash exterior/Auburn interior
Competition: Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango, Kia Sorento, Chevrolet Traverse
Summary: The Mazda CX-9 is a great alternative to more popular midsize SUVs from mainstream automakers. It has luxurious accommodations and is more enjoyable to drive than competitors, making it a must-see in the midsize three-row SUV segment.
Thanks for reading Third Auto. Like us on Facebook and check in as we continue to report on car news, car reviews and industry analysis.