Mazda CX-9 Review
Founded in 1931, Mazda was formerly a machine tool manufacturer. With the rising demand of automobile, Mazda tried its fate in vehicle sector in the year 1931. Since then this Japanese marque has not stepped back and is a consistent producer of automobiles in almost all vehicle segments. Due to its high engineering effort and prolonged performance, Mazda is recognized as one of the most iconic brands of all time. With the introduction of Mazda CX-9, this Japanese multinational has presented the world with a uniquely transformed SUV. Started its production in the year 2007, the CX-9 gained a huge fame and now with its Grand Tourer being out, many things are expected to happen.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Sleek bonnet of the CX-9 accommodates a 3.7-litre V6 engine, that churns out a maximum power of 204 kW at 6250 rpm. With all-wheel drive arrangement housed in the car, the peak torque availed by the CX-9 is 367 Nm at 4250 rpm. 6-speed automatic transmission allows the vehicle to hit 100 km/h in just 7.4 seconds and the propulsion only comes to an end at 210 km/h. Sequential valve timing technology incorporated to the engine alters the valve opening and closing, thus nurturing the combustion stoichiometry of the engine and delivering a decent mileage of 7.22 km/l in city and 10.2 km/l while on highway.
With elegant and sophisticated body work, the CX-9 stands out in appearance as compared to its rivals. Broad radiator grille with brand insignia on it allows the car to gasp ample air to the engine bay. Sculpted hood and reinforced front bumpers offers a bold persona to the front of the car. High intensity headlamps with bumper integrated fog lamps pave even the deepest darkened areas. Besides these, broad wheel arches and powerful lines to the side matches the dynamic performance it is bestowed with. Rear spoilers with chrome tinted exhaust tail tips gives a masculine trait to the silhouette of the car. Measuring 5099 mm X 1936 mm X 1728 mm (LXWXH), the car fits under the sports utility segment of the brand. Nicely designed 20-inch alloys of the car adds to the flamboyant look of the car.
Vibrant interior of the CX-9 is the result of fit-and-fine finish given to it. Multi-tone dash surface with wooden trims on it offer a luxurious finish to the interior of the car. Ergonomically arranged controls on the centre console offers an easy and fatigue free driving condition. Three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel of the Mazda has multi-function controls that lets you operate the systems without letting your hands off the steering wheel. Efficient air conditioning system of the car offers a pollen-less and soothing atmosphere all in the cabin. Innovative storage spaces lets you settle your useful amenities during the time of travel, apart from this the leather wrapped seats of the car has comfort adjustment feature that offers you a comfortable ride all through the travel. Generous space of the CX-9 holds a boot space of 487-litres, which is ample to store heavy luggages.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
Ventilated discs at the four corners offers a consistent braking and enhances the braking performance at high speeds. In order to encounter harsh road conditions, the car is affixed with independent McPherson suspension in all the four corners. Forward obstruction warning system alerts the driver if there is any obstacle in its way of propulsion. High beam in the CX-9 automatically gets dim if a vehicle is approaching to it. Lane departure warning system equipped in the car alerts the driver if there is any vehicle at the blind spot area while changing the lane. Besides this the efficient airbag package and robust body structure allows the occupants to escape fatal injuries during crash.
With athletic design and high performance package, the CX-9 stands out a bit ahead compared to its rivals. The high running cost is what pulls it behind.