Undoubtedly one of the sharpest-looking crossover SUV available today, the Mazda CX-9 returns for 2017 with several refreshments meant to make it a strong contender in its class. Some of the appealing features available on the vehicle include a spacious cabin, distinctive styling, and a fuel-efficient inline-4 engine. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 release date should be expected sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.
Although sporting some few changes inside and out, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 redesign is subtle owing to the fact that it received a thorough makeover in 2016. It continues to build on its reputation as a fuel-conscious crossover SUV and buyers should also expect a new level of interior refinement.
Mazda says the new model has also shed some few weight with preliminary reports saying it has reduced its diet by up to 300 pounds. Additionally, the new vehicle has also added interior accommodations and made passenger ingress and egress easier. Unlike in the previous model, however, the new model is actually shorter in length. But even so, it is still a bit longer than both the Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot.
Although the Mazda CX-9 is seemingly a great choice in its segment, there are other vehicles in its class that parallel or better its features. Some of these alternatives include the “A” rated 2017 Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Ford Explorer, and the Chevrolet Traverse.
The 2017 Toyota Highlander refreshment, in particular, brings forth an updated exterior and interior styling, more safety technology, and revised powertrains. Additionally, new on the trim lineup is the sporty SE model that gets suspension and visual upgrades. The 2017 Toyota Highlander interior gets four more USB ports, a new brown leather option, black leather-trimmed seats, a black front tray, and a slew of driver aides. The 2017 Toyota Highlander release date is expected this fall as a 2017 year model.
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport redesign brings with it plenty of performance features including a turbocharged engine option that cranks out 240-horsepower and offers performance-enhancing features such as Active Cornering Control and Drive Mode Select. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport interior features an expansive exterior view, a sunroof, abundant premium features, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather seating surfaces, a seven-inch color touchscreen navigation, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, ventilated and heated seats, and front and rear heated seats. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport release date should be expected sometime before this fall. Its price starts from an MSRP of $30,800 for the SE, $34,950 for the Limited, and $38,700 for the SE Ultimate.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Specs for the Engine
Motivation for the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is offered by a turbocharged 2.5Lfour-cylinder engine good for 227 hp and 310 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing is done with a six-speed automatic transmission system. Just as before, FWD is standard across the lineup, and the AWD optional.
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 mpg estimates are unavailable at the moment but we expect the CX-9 to offer anything better than the segment’s average of around 25 mpg/combined.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Review of Trims
Although unconfirmed at the moment, we expect the three conventional trims for the newest Mazda CX-9: Signature, Grand Touring, Sport and Touring. The Signature trim model is the top-of-the-line model and offers a rosewood trim, aluminum accents, and Nappa leather, in addition to other features.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Interior Spy Shots & Exterior News
Some of the standard features available for the CX-9 include two USB ports, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone app integration, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a navigation system, and a full-color heads-up display.
Driver aides include radar cruise control, Mazda’s Ativesense safety suite, automatic high-beam control, forward obstruction warning, distance-recognition support, Smart City brake support, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the vehicle will most probably be offered for sale sometime before this fall as a 2017 year model.
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 price start from an MSRP of $31,000, albeit speculative at the moment.