Mazda CX-9: 7 Things You Didn’t Know

By Ryan Lewis, 08 Jul 2016 Car Reviews

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Mazda CX-9

Mazda’s second generation CX-9 has arrived with a brand new engine and lots of new technology. Here are seven things you may not have heard about it.

The new car is cheaper, lighter, more fuel efficient and refined, and there’s a wider range of models to choose from. Now, find out more about Mazda’s classy and effective family hauler.

 Mazda CX-9 front

  1. Mazda involved Aussies in CX-9 development from day one by visiting local families in their homes to study the way they use their cars. It’s an exceptionally well-thought out and useful car as a result.
  1. The Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine is the first to combine Mazda’s SkyActiv technology with turbocharging. It has diesel-like performance; meaning lots of pulling power from just above idle and it uses much less fuel than the old CX-9.

 Mazda CX-9 rear

  1. SkyActiv technology extends to the CX-9’s bodywork which is up to 162kg lighter than before yet stronger and offering better crash protection. It’s also shorter from front to back than the old car, yet has more legroom inside.
  1. CX-9’s intelligent engine can deliver more power when run on premium fuel. Normal 91RON unleaded produces 170kW, but filling up with high octane 98RON petrol can push power up as high as 186kW.
  1. Mazda’s start-stop fuel-saving system and energy recovering braking technology were added to the CX-9 at the request of Mazda Australia. It wanted its biggest and most expensive model to have all of Mazda’s technology included.

 Mazda CX-9 interior

  1. Lots of steps were taken to make the CX-9 noticeably quieter inside. Extra sound deadening was added to the floor to limit the amount of road noise coming in, and redesigned door seals have reduced wind noise.
  1. You can now get all-wheel-drive as an optional extra on every model grade, meaning a CX-9 that drives all four wheels is a full $10,000 cheaper than it used to be.