Mazda’s 7-passenger SUV, the CX-9 returns for 2018 with a beautifully crafted interior and innovative technological upgrades such as Smart City Brake Support, Adaptive Front Lighting, and a wide range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies.
When the Mazda CX-9 made its world debut back in 2006, it was an epiphany: A midsize three-row crossover SUV that defied the conventional design cues and cumbersome driving experience expected of vehicles in its class. Since then it has continually evolved and moved ever-closer to absolute perfection, most recently winning the Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018 as judged by the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada.
With the 2018 CX-9, engineers sought to add even more of its signature excellence with even more agile handling, steering and responsive, controllable powertrain. To do this, engineers kept CX-9’s structure light, yet rigid, with SKYACTIV Technology. CX-9’s turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5 litre turbo engine delivers instant throttle response, class-leading torque and a fuel economy rating of 10.6 litres per 100 kilometres (L/100km) when equipped with front-wheel drive.
All CX-9s come standard with Mazda’s Unlimited Mileage Warranty, which allows the driver to drive as much as they want, as far as they want without worrying about going over the mileage limit.
With the 3-year roadside assistance program, customers can feel secure knowing that wherever they travel throughout North America they can obtain towing, winching, battery boosting, emergency fuel delivery, and tire changing services if needed. They will even get help if locked out of the vehicle.
Here is a selection of the upgrades and additions for 2018:
G-Vectoring Control (GVC) is now adopted and the further improvement of NVH has been undertaken.
GS and GS-L grade i-ACTIVSENSE packages have been created to expand advanced safety feature availability across a larger range of customers.
All contents of the 17MY Technology Package are now standard on 18MY GT grade.
Mazda Radar Cruise Control now has Stop & Go functionality which enables the operator to have a greater range of operation for the adaptive cruise control. This feature can now bring the vehicle to a complete stop, and can then be resumed to the set speed from a standstill.
Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR) is new to CX-9, which helps prevent the driver from overlooking critical traffic signs, and provides support for safer driving by displaying traffic signs through the integration of this feature via the windshield- projected Active Driving Display (ADD).
The CX-9 is now capable of pedestrian detection when Smart Brake Support (SBS) is equipped. Pedestrians can be detected at a speed of approximately 10km/h or greater.
Heated second-row seats are now available, creating improved comfort for rear seat passengers. Improved operation of 2nd-row seat for a better accessibility to 3rd-row seat.
Discover for yourself why most people agree that Mazda’s CX-9 is the best in class for a seven-passenger SUV. Click the TEST DRIVE button below for a complete guided tour and road test.