There’s no doubt this new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will impress families across the nation who are shopping for a reliable, safe, and still fun-to-drive people hauler.
Over the years, the CX-9 fell into the shadows as models like the CX-7, CX-5 and more recently the CX-3 took center stage. But, the CX-9 was always poised and ready to make a comeback; Mazda just wanted to make sure it was properly ready. And now it most definitely is!
The 2016 CX-9 is Ready to Control the Road
The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show was the stage for the unveiling of the brand new 2016 Mazda CX-9. The final KODO-designed Mazda to complete the family tree, the CX-9 isn’t hugely different from its 2013 facelift look. However, the exterior features enough of an update to catch attention. That KODO design language really is quite stunning and works wonders on the CX-9’s exterior shell bringing it straight into the modern vehicular era.
The all-new front end makes a serious statement on the 2016 CX-9. Also, it might not be noticeable to the average consumer, but this second-gen Mazda SUV is actually slightly shorter and with a longer wheelbase. This new CX-9 features larger rear passenger door openings than the previous model, as well.
All these new dimensions add up to a more muscular and solid-looking vehicle. Despite the growth in size, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is actually lighter than the previous generation. A lighter vehicle means increased performance and better fuel economy, along with a quieter interior since Mazda increased the sound-deadening material on board.
Lighter and more Powerful
For the first time since the CX-7 was left to linger, Mazda’s reintroduced a turbocharged engine under the hood of its new CX-9. A SKYACTIV-G 2.5L turbocharged mill rests under the hood of the 2016 CX-9. This particular engine produces 250 horsepower (with premium fuel, 227 with regular) and 310 lb-ft of torque. For a vehicle that features seating for seven, that’s a sizable amount of power.
You’ll also find a 6-speed automatic transmission that controls the power and can send it to either the front wheels or all four, depending on which model you choose.
There’s no doubt this new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will impress families across the nation who are shopping for a reliable, safe, and still fun-to-drive people hauler. Mazda’s unique KODO design coupled with a dynamic drive, along with a the SKYACTIV engine, and Mazda-grade ergonomics inside (including an available Bose sound system and Mazda’s fabulous new HMI system), all mesh together to form a highly enticing package that is the brand new 2016 Mazda CX-9.
Make sure you head down to Performance Mazda today to find out more about the brand new 2016 Mazda CX-9 and talk to our experts about all that the model has to offer. It won’t be in our showrooms till next spring, but make sure you book a test drive for when the time comes!