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Mazda CX-9 II (TC) Crossover (2016)

Neo score 37%Ext score 66%

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Product Overview

Mazda CX-9 II (chassis code TC) is a large crossover in production from 2016. It is available with a single turbocharged inline-4 engine that displaced 2.5 liters.
Sitting at the top of Mazda's global lineup, the CX-9 Mk2 has good exterior styling and interior build quality. Still, it is not engineered for the driver, unlike the MX-5.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Mazda CX-9 II is hardly the "offroader" that Mazda would like you to think. Utility-minded owners will love the 2017L (71cu-ft) cargo space.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the Mazda CX-9 II uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 37% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good styling
  • Rather good engine
  • High cargo capacity
Cons
  • Crossover nonsense
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found***

Ext 66% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Good fuel economy
  • Decent infotainment
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of standard safety features
  • Poor cargo space
  • Lack of rear parking sensors
  • Ridiculously cramped back seats
  • Flimsy 360-degree camera
  • Pricier than rivals
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Specifications

AWDFWD

Capacity

Cargo Capacity407 L / 14.4 cu-ft ~ 2017 L / 71.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity9.9 L / 10.5 qt
Engine Oil Capacity4.8 L / 5.1 qt
Fuel Capacity74.0 L / 19.5 gal72.0 L / 19.0 gal
Passengers7

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size255/60 R18, 255/50 R20
Turning Circle11.8 m / 38.7 ft

Construction

Body Style5-door SUV

Dimensions

Ground Clearance216 mm / 8.5 in
Size | Height1716 mm / 67.6 in
Size | Length5065 mm / 199.4 in
Size | Width1969 mm / 77.5 in | 2207 mm / 86.9 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1659.0 mm / 65.3 in
Track Width | Rear1656.0 mm / 65.2 in
Weight1969.0 kg / 4340.9 lbs1837.0 kg / 4049.9 lbs
Wheel Size8J x 18, 8.5J x 20
Wheelbase2930 mm / 115.4 in

Performance

Fuel Economy11.5 L/100km / 20.5 MPG (urban) | 8.9 L/100km / 26.4 MPG (highway)10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Engine | Bore89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio10.5:1
Engine | Displacement2.5 L / 151.8 cu-in / 2488.0 cc
Engine | Power250.0 hp / 186.4 kW @ 5000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output100.5 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke100.0 mm / 3.9 in
Engine | Torque310 Nm / 228.6 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomatic

Production

Availability2016

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 56%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Mazda CX-9 has been sold in its current form since 2016. Its neat proportions and graceful lines remind me of a ballet dancer. The cockpit is a pretty quiet place to be, too, although I was left wanting for more comfort. Mazda's infotainment outside phone mirroring leaves a lot to be desired.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Decent infotainment
Cons
  • Poor cargo space
  • Flimsy 360-degree camera

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The CX-9's ride is dialed in; it carries itself better than some "luxury" vehicles. The general design is elegant and clean, plus the materials used are impressively premium. The second-row bucket seats could be more comfortable and the aftmost accommodations are a tight squeeze.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Comfortable second-row seats
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • Pricier than rivals
  • No third-row seat

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Every CX-9 is motivated by a 2.5-liter turbocharged I4. When running 93-octane fuel, the big-block four offers up 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The turbo four offers loads of low-end torque, but sounds raspy. Mazda's drivetrain, however, is on the coarser side of the sound spectrum.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons
  • Lack of rear parking sensors
  • Ridiculously cramped back seats

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
Mazda's CX-9 loses to both in the interior space department, as both offer heaps more passenger space. The Atlas can hold 96.8 cubic feet of cargo and the Telluride is rated at a total of 87 cubic feet. Mazda's warranty lands somewhere in the middle of the class, as it offers a three-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Luxurious interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Lack of standard safety features

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge?. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2019-mazda-cx-9-review/. 2019-03-21. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
2. ^ 2020 Mazda CX-9 review: When fashion trumps function. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-mazda-cx-9-signature-awd-review/. 2020-01-23. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
3. ^ 2021 Mazda CX-9 review: High style with tradeoffs. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-mazda-cx-9-review/. 2021-08-18. Retrieved 2022-08-18.
4. ^ 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Midsize SUVs don’t have to be boring. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2019-mazda-cx-9-review/. 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2022-08-18.

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