Monday, 4 October 2010

2010 Mazda CX-9 - Review

2010 Mazda CX-9 - ReviewBy Ray B Spencer

When shopping for a new vehicle, ensuring the auto comes with desirable amenities is a priority, but it's vital not to overlook the fundamental issue of safety. You'll want to ensure your vehicle is equipped with everything possible to enhance your driving experience. That is why reading reviews and gaining knowledge on your next potential automobile should be crucial in determining your purchase.

In considering the 2010 Mazda CX-9, it's important to note that this is a large model SUV and considered to be afford ably priced at anywhere from $28,000-$35,000. The vehicle's engine - a 273-horsepower 3.7-liter DOC V6 - is Mazda's largest ever made. Also known as an CUV, this is a full sized crossover with decent fuel efficiency. The fact that premium fuel is not a requirement is an additional bonus.

Options for this vehicle's trimming does include three varieties: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, each with specific features exclusive to its classification. Another option to select from is all-wheel drive. Alternately, you may select the front wheel drive which comes standard.

For those with large families, the roomy seating can accommodate up to seven adults with a little maneuvering of middle row adjustments. Intended to ensure ample amount of leg room as well as lavish pampering for all passengers, the CX-9 boasts a luxurious interior.

Examining the functional and luxury additions, you'll find enough to please most everyone in the family. Hands-free Bluetooth capabilities offers a functional bonus. For music lovers, the Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound music system features the ultimate in car stereo pleasure. The system boasts eleven speakers of brilliantly designed surround sound.

Ensuring a quality safety system, the air bags provide protection for every passenger, with front airbags and side air curtains. Rollovers are typically a major concern with many SUV owners. In the event of such an accident, safety issues are greatly reduced with this model. The rollover protection provided by the side impact air curtains is an essential feature for many perspective buyers.

As with any vehicle however, this model doesn't come without a few flaws according to those who have carefully done their homework. Some reviews frown upon the fact that it is lacking in features, such as GPS navigation which is only available on two of the trims. Also noted in some consumer reports is a lack of pickup, although at 273 horsepower that complaint seems unwarranted.

Interesting to note, there is not a lot of cargo room for storage, due to the extensive seating area. A compromise for sure, although it may be a matter of which option is more desirable to suit ones needs.

Many consumers love the CX-9's classy curved appearance, stating that it has a more stylish design than a comparably sized mini-van. Reviews state this model resembles a very large car rather than a typical crossover, which makes it a popular choice. Not only have drivers voiced their opinions unequivocally in favor of its refined elegance, they have rated the CX-9 a favorite of the year.

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