Mazda CX-9

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Mazda CX-9
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Overview
Manufacturer Mazda
Production2006–present
Model years 2007–present
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout
Chronology
Predecessor Mazda MPV/Mazda8
Mazda Premacy/Mazda5

The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured since April 2006 by Mazda in Japan, at its Ujina #1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture.

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Despite being built in Japan, the CX-9 is not sold in Japan's domestic market, as it exceeds a major threshold in the Japanese dimension and engine displacement regulations which obligates a large annual road tax bill. [1] Instead, the shorter and narrower Mazda CX-8 is sold in the Japanese market.

First generation (TB; 2006)

First generation (TB)
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Overview
Production2006–2015
Model years 2007–2015
AssemblyJapan: Hiroshima (Hiroshima plant)
Designer
Body and chassis
Platform Ford CD3 platform
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission 6-speed F21 automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,875 mm (113.2 in)
Length5,075 mm (199.8 in)
Width1,935 mm (76.2 in)
Height2006-09: 1,730 mm (68 in)
2006-09 Grand Touring: 1,735 mm (68.3 in)
2010-15: 1,727 mm (68.0 in)
Curb weight 2,054 kg (4,528 lb) (approx.)
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Interior

The first generation CX-9 was originally fitted with a 3.5 L Ford V6 engine, but, in 2008, the engine was changed to a 3.7 L unit producing 204 kW (274 hp) and 366 N⋅m (270 lb⋅ft) of torque. This engine was coupled with a six speed automatic transmission. The first generation is based on the Ford CD3 platform that is shared with many Ford and Mazda models; the Ford Edge is its close mechanical sibling. It was launched at the 2006 New York International Auto Show.

Standard safety equipment included blind spot monitoring, backup camera, electronic stability control, traction control, roll stability control, front side impact airbags, and three row side curtain airbags.

Pre-facelift

Facelift (2010)

For the model of 2010, the Mazda CX-9 received a minor facelift and consisting of a new front fascia. Three zone climate control and a Bluetooth hands free interface were now standard features.

Facelift (2013)

For the model year of 2013, the CX-9 received a refresh that included a new grille, new headlights, and restyled front vents.

Second generation (TC; 2016)

Second generation (TC)
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Overview
Production2016–present
Model years 2016–present
AssemblyJapan: Hiroshima (Hiroshima plant)
Russia: Vladivostok (Mazda Sollers)
Body and chassis
Related Mazda Atenza/Mazda6
Mazda CX-8
Powertrain
Engine 2.5 L Skyactiv-G PY-VPTS turbo I4 (gasoline)
Transmission 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,930 mm (115.4 in)
Length5,075 mm (199.8 in)
Width1,969 mm (77.5 in)
Height1,747 mm (68.8 in)
Curb weight 1,924 kg (4,242 lb)
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Mazda CX-9 GT (Australia)
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Interior

At the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda revealed the second generation CX-9, nine years after the previous version launched. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is brand new, and is based on the Skyactiv platform and engines that are shared with new Mazdas introduced after 2011.

The second generation Mazda CX-9 uses a turbocharged version of the 2.5-litre four cylinder Skyactiv-G petrol engine, producing 227 hp (169 kW) on 87 AKI octane fuel (91 RON) and 250 hp (186 kW) on premium fuel and 420 N⋅m (310 lb⋅ft) of torque. The engine is joined with a six speed automatic transmission. The U.S. EPA rates the all-wheel drive 2016 Mazda CX-9 at 21 mpgUS (25 mpgimp; 11 L/100 km) city and 26 mpgUS (31 mpgimp; 9.0 L/100 km) highway.

The new exterior design follows Mazda's Kodo design philosophy. It is shorter than before, but rides on a longer wheelbase, resulting in shorter front and rear overhangs. Weight is also down 90 kg (198 lb) in the FWD versions and by 130 kg (287 lb) in AWD versions.

Mazda added many new active safety systems on the new CX-9. These include the Blind Spot Monitoring, Radar Cruise Control with a Stop/Start function, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Control, Autonomous Emergency Braking (low & high speed).

All models come standard with Autonomous Emergency Braking (low speed) and Blind Spot Monitoring (in most markets).

Awards

In 2008, the first generation Mazda CX-9 was awarded Motor Trend SUV of the Year. Also, it was selected for the North American Truck of the Year Award in 2008.

In Australia, the second generation Mazda CX-9 was awarded the 2017 Wheels Car of the Year.

Car and Driver named the CX-9 the best midsize SUV in its annual 10 Best Trucks and SUVs for 2017 and 2018. [2] [3]

The CX-9 was also a finalist for the 2017 World Car of the Year Award.

In 2017, the second generation Mazda CX-9 was awarded the first ever IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award. [4]

Sales

Calendar yearUS sales [5]
201324,628
201418,496
201518,048
201616,051
201725,828
201828,257
201926,861
202027,638

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References

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  2. "2018 10Best Trucks and SUVs: Our Top Picks in Every Segment | Feature | Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  3. "2017 10Best Trucks and SUVs: The Best in Every Segment – Feature – Car and Driver". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  4. Silvestri, Amanda. "2017 Mazda CX-9 earns first ever Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  5. Sales News Archives | Inside Mazda