Family road trips can place a strain on you and your vehicle. After all, being in the same car for hours on end with any group of people might be enough to drive everyone crazy. What really makes the difference is your mode of transportation.

With plenty of practical features for families, the 2017 Mazda CX-9, will ensure your next road trip is one everyone enjoys. Get yours through Moffat’s Mazda.

Practical Interior

Too often, three-row vehicles have cramped a cramped interior, especially in the rear. Instead, the Mazda CX-9 provides loads of space for everyone, so nobody feels cramped during long trips. That means less complaining and crankiness,

so people get along better.

Keeping everyone engaged in even the most barren areas are several standard and available entertainment features. One of the most important is the Mazda Connect infotainment centre, which allows you to quickly and easily manage

everything from the sound system to hands-free phone calls.

Upgrading to the Bose sound system means improved audio clarity. It includes 12 speakers in a layout customised to the Mazda CX-9 interior. Bluetooth allows you to stream audio from a connected device, so you have more options for music

and more. You can also get SiriusXM satellite radio, which boasts 120 channels of programming without any commercials.

Loads of Utility

Heading out on the open road means bringing along not only everyone but everything necessary. You might even pick up some souvenirs along the way. Thankfully, the Mazda CX-9 uses a capable Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder

engine. It boasts an amazing 310 lb.-ft. of torque so that it won’t struggle even on the steepest of hills.

Thanks to some of the latest designs, including a lightweight and strong structure, the SUV also consumes surprisingly little fuel. That translates into more savings, and less time spent at the pump.

Don’t think that because the Mazda CX-9 is good at hauling people and luggage, it’s boring to drive. On the contrary, it will engage you with every turn in the road, meaning as the driver you have the most fun. The Dynamic Pressure Turbo

delivers power smoothly, so you always have plenty at your command.

Top Safety

When on a road trip, you don’t need to worry about safety always, at least if you have the Mazda CX-9. Different systems help you deal with dangerous situations proactively, and guard against injuries if you crash.

Using 27 different sensors, the available i-Activ All-Wheel Drive monitors conditions and helps predict what you’ll need next. That means you get the right amount of power sent to the front and rear wheels, keeping you in control no matter

the situation.

Through the available suite of i-Activsense technologies, you enjoy further protection with cutting-edge designs. For example, Smart City Brake Support detects objects in front of the SUV and prepares the brake pads so you can stop sooner.

If you as the driver fail to apply the brakes, the system can slow and even stop the vehicle automatically.

Before you make more memories through a family road trip, test out the 2017 Mazda CX-9 by coming to Moffatt’s Mazda.