Last post on Dec 12, 2008 at 9:22 AM
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Mazda CX-9, SUV
Article comments for Full Test: 2007 Mazda CX-9 - Fun to drive and practical, the Mazda CX-9 is a sporty alternative to the traditional minivan. (more)
Long-Term Test: 2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring - Zoom-zoominess abounds in anything Mazda graces with its seagull-inspired badge, and its newest crossover is no exception. The 2008 model year marks the debut of the 3.7-liter DOHC V6 in the CX-9. Power has been increased to 273 horsepower, up from 263 in the 2007 CX-9 with its 3.5-liter V6. Fuel economy has also improved to 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway, a gain of 1 mpg and 2 mpg, respectively. (more)
#16 of 25 Re: comparison to Tribeca [x5killer]
Jun 12, 2007 (8:39 am)
With the benefit for working for a dealer that carries both Mazda and Subaru...I get the chance to directly compare the two... and I totaly agree... the Tribecca is the best looking interior I've seen in this "segment" of vehicles... It's absolutely beautiful... The '08 Tribeca is a little more roomy than before... and a nice upgrades to the previous year models... were there a bit more room in the backend... (I've 3 kids under 16) I would have gotten one two years ago when they came out... the jumper seats for the 7 passenger on the Tribeca didn't work for us at all... but love the car for sure!
#17 of 25 Safer at higher speeds
Jul 18, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I had to post on the CX-9. I work for Mazda and really appreciate the styling and handling of this new vehicle. My co-workers and I went to an event Mazda was having on the CX-9 and we were able to take the slolums, 60-0 stop and acceleration on the Texas speedway. Not only on the CX-9, but also the competitors, the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. Because I am a huge advocate on handling and responsiveness, I had to post! The Highlander and Pilot felt as if they would flip right over compared to the CX-9 on the slolums. The others also did a huge nose-dive when we slammed on the breaks and didn't have as much control at all. The CX-9 has Electronic Brakeforce distribution to help with that. Because some of you may be going a bit fast in the 9, especially on the highway, I thought it was important to point out the safety benefits the superb handling gives you. I wanted to let everyone know that it is a great vehicle! Zoom-Zoom with the Room-Room! Go drive one!!!
Dec 11, 2007 (12:19 pm)
I just bought a cx-9 three weeks ago exactly like the edmunds cx-9. It's an excellent suv. I have three kids in carseats in the second row and it's great for us.
#20 of 25 Re: Awesome suv [need_a_cx9]
Dec 11, 2007 (3:16 pm)
How old are your kids? I'm surprised you were able to fit three carseats in the second row. What kind of carseats do you have?
Dec 12, 2007 (3:04 pm)
Does that include a subscription? I hope so. I am adding Sirius to my 2007 Subaru Forester and with installation the cost is less than $100 from Circuit City, not including the cost of the service.
#22 of 25 Re: $400 for Sirius [bankerdanny]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:54 am)
It includes 6 months (or it did when I got mine in 2006).
Factory integrated units are always more expensive - the price you pay for not having a unit and wires sticking off your dash or windshield
#23 of 25 Re: $400 for Sirius [bankerdanny]
Dec 27, 2007 (12:13 pm)
In a post script, I discovered that, despite what Sirius tech support told me, the universal receiver DOES NOT work with the "Sirius Ready" tuner in my Forester.
In order to add Sirius that works with the factory radio you have to pay the factory $400 top gouge price.
So, no new customer for Sirius. I like the idea of satellite radio, but not enough to pay $400 for the hardware on top of the subscription.
#24 of 25 Re: Awesome suv [laker34]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:45 pm)
I have three kids aged 4, 3 and 2 months. I have two Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 carseats on either side of one graco snugride. Let me know if you have any other questions
#25 of 25 Depreciation calculation not correct?
Dec 12, 2008 (9:22 am)
28% off of MSRP? Not exactly the way to do this calculation since I have seen discounts for at least $5K advertised for these cars.