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2013 Mazda CX-9 Sport SUV

2013 Mazda CX-9 Review

(0 Stars)  An attractive alternative to a boxy minivan.

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New For 2013
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 has new front and rear fascias and lights, a new shift knob, a restyled instrument cluster, new 20-inch wheel designs, and a newly available 5.8-inch touchscreen with navigation.
The Mazda CX-9 crossover is a great alternative to a minivan, because although it offers three rows of seats inside, the Mazda has much more interesting sheetmetal and better driving dynamics. The long wheelbase leaves lots of room for passengers inside, and with twenty-inch wheels pushed far to the corners, the CX-9 has the handling to match its sporty looks. Best of all, the CX-9 is blessed with what is likely the best steering of any crossover, making this a good choice for driving enthusiasts who need a larger vehicle. The only engine choice is a silky-smooth 3.7-liter V-6 that produces a more than adequate 273 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission is smooth and responsive and can send power to the front or all four wheels, depending on configuration. A lengthy list of luxury goodies is available, including a touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic information and a rearview camera, heated seats, Bluetooth hands-free integration, blind-spot monitoring, and a Bose high-end audio system. The third row of seats and the cargo area aren’t as commodious as in the best minivans, but the CX-9 is still considerably more stylish than traditional boxy vans and SUVs.

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2013 CX-9 Sport Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.7L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 17 MPG city, 24 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 382 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
20.1gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 273 hp @ 6,250 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm

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'13 Mazda Sport SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Windows
Trip Computer
Vehicle Information Center
Privacy Glass
Rear Spoiler
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Premium Interior Trim
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
Third row seat
Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
Transmission Oil Cooler
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