2017 Mazda CX-9 Wins Autotrader ‘Must Test Drive’ AwardBlog Apr 28th , 2017
Winning awards isn’t something new to Mazda. Over the years, Moffatt’s Mazda has sold a wide variety of award winning Mazda sedans, sports cars, and SUVs. One of our favorites for 2017 is the 2017 Mazda CX-9. This finely crafted three row, 7-seat SUV has already won a number of awards including Auto.com Midsize SUV/Minivan of The Year and Wards 10 Best Interiors Award. However, the award that stands out for the experts at Moffatt’s Mazda is Autotrader’s 2017 Must Test Drive Award.
Each year, Autotrader gives out this prize to the best new cars worth taking for a spin. After testing driving hundreds of vehicles, Autotrader concluded that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 “deserves a spot on your shopping list.” One executive editor said the Mazda CX-9 “the best 3-row under $50,000,” while another said it was “beautiful both inside and out.” Perhaps the most flattering thing said was by the managing editor who made quite a bold claim when she said,” “If you need three rows, don’t purchase an SUV without at least driving this one.”
2017 Mazda CX-9
To understand why the industry insiders at Autotrader are so enamored with the 2017 Mazda CX-9, we need to take a closer look at all that it has to offer. Available in four well-appointed trims, this 7-seat SUV is powered by an SKYACTIV-G® 2.5T four-cylinder DPT turbo engine that produces 250 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at just 2,000 rpm. This exciting engine is paired with a standard SKYACTIV-Drive® six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode and Drive Selection switch that helps the 2017 Mazda CX-9 get up to 10.6 L/100 km city and 8.4 L/100 km highway in fuel economy. Having this level of performance is important when you are carrying up to seven passengers and towing up to 1,588 kg. The front independent MacPherson strut suspension and the rear independent multi-link suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bar give you a smooth ride across a variety of roads and surfaces.
When you do take the 2017 Mazda CX-9 for a test-drive, you’ll be instantly impressed by the beautiful and highly-functional interior of this award winner. Mazda’s “Kodo: Soul Of Motion” design creates a beautiful, streamlined presence that they believe should invoke the feelings you get from appreciating a work of art. Some of the most impressive standard and available interior features in the 2017 Mazda CX-9 include:
- Adjustable heated front seats
- Nappa leather upholstery with premium stitching detail
- 3-zone automatic climate control
- LED illumination for overhead console
- Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat (includes power driver’s lumbar support)
- Driver’s and passenger’s sunvisors with illuminated covered vanity mirrors and extensions
As if that wasn’t enough, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is also packed with the latest hi-tech touch like an available eight-inch colour touchscreen display with MAZDA CONNECT, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and even a 12-speaker premium Bose audio system with AM/FM/HD radio, Centerpoint 2 surround technology, AudioPilot 2 noise compensation technology and SurroundStage signal processing.
Take a Test Drive
If after reading about how special the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is you’re interested in taking this award-winning SUV for a test-drive, Moffatt’s Mazda is here to help. To schedule your test-drive please contact Moffatt’s Mazda via phone, email, or speak with us in person today.