2012 Mazda CX-9

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  • Interior9.2
  • Quality9.4
  • Recommendation9.2
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance9.0
  • Interior9.0
  • Quality9.0
  • Recommendation10
What a great surprise! by TX Driver on 07/15/2012. Trim: 2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring FWD.
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Pros: Sharp looking interior. Blind spot monitoring. Grand touring features key system where you never have to actually take it out of your purse or pocket to obtain access to the vehicle (has a sensor that unlocks the car when you are within 3 feet of the vehicle and you can start the car by pushing a button at the ignition). Good value.
Cons: Concerned about the width of the back doors and how maneuverable they will be with kids and car seats.
Overall review: I have test driven a few other 3-row SUV's (Enclave, Highlander, etc). and felt like I would be compromising with these vehicles. I wasn't expecting to like this car when we stopped by the dealership to check it out but I was won completely over! Plan to buy soon.
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  • Styling9.0
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  • Quality9.0
  • Recommendation10
Great car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/08/2012. Trim: 2012 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: value of money
Cons: Mileage
Overall review: Great value of money
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It's OK for what it is. by C from WI on 10/15/2012. Trim: 2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring FWD, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: This is an update to a previous review - It is very comfortable for long trips, has pretty good acceleration and corners pretty well. It has a lot of space inside as well.
Cons: Back doors are still huge - if you have small kids, consider a minivan or an SUV with smaller rear doors!! After driving smaller SUVs (Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5), it doesn't handle as small as I thought - it feels a bit more like the lumbering, 4500 lb SUV that it is. If you only compare other mid-size SUVs, you'll love it. Rear visibility is OK but not as good as smaller cars. The A-pillars really impede visibility, which is made even worse by the huge rear-view mirrors attached to them.
Overall review: Kind of fell out of love with the car - too big for a family of 4. It's very good for what it is - a 7-passenger SUV, but when you only need 4 seats for 95% of the time, it's too much.
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Mazda CX-9 by Joe the car reviewer on 08/04/2012. Trim: 2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD.
4
Pros: Comfortable, fast, sharp turns, luxurious, nice wheels, plenty of space, loaded with technology, and much nicer than any of the competition.
Cons: Long wide doors.
Overall review: This is an excellent SUV. Its large with plenty of space, drives like a sports car, its fast, peppy, and the only noise you hear is the beautiful sound of the roaring engine. Its very solid, theres no road noise, and on long trips, there will be a smile on everyones face.
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  • Interior10
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CX9 What a buy! by Mike Brennan on 05/24/2012. Trim: 2012 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD, Owned 1 year.
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Pros: Very smooth. Handles snow very well (we have the AWD). We got a mid level model (not the best... not the cloth) but seems to be very rich in appointments and a great stereo system. Lots of room.
Cons: The ONLY thing I can say that is not perfect is the steering. It is too easy and I find oversteer as something to watch for. I usually drive a sports car so the power steering in the CX9 is compartively easy to what I normally drive.
Overall review: We ended up with few choices and found ourselves in a Mazda CX9 AWD. This has turned out to be a super great car. Pretty good gas mileage for an SUV. Drives smooth w seating for 7. Handles the snow w ease (we're a skiing family). If you're in the market check this out before getting anything else.
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