So we got a 2017 Mazda CX-9
Mazda has been on a roll lately, with their latest models appealing to everyone from commuters to enthusiasts, which no one else has been able to replicate. But there was one sore spot in their line-up which, oddly enough, is their flagship model — the midsize CX-9 crossover. It was a fairly competent vehicle, but it had been left unchanged for almost a decade. So we were really looking forward to driving their all-new 2017 CX-9.
The exterior is by far Mazda’s most extroverted effort, with a shark-like nose and premium detailing throughout. The shape isn’t perfect, with long overhangs and such, but it is quite the looker compared to all its conservative rivals.
The interior finally gets all the premium materials the CX-9 deserves, with up-to-date multimedia tech and safety features to boot.
And while Mazdas were always good drivers, they’ve found a way to make the CX-9 drive even better than before. More on that in the full review.