2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-9

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

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Competition: Ford ExplorerHonda 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.

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