2014 Mazda CX-9 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$29,985-$36,625
$28,382-$34,658
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What's New for 2014:

  • Redesigned alloy wheels
  • Optional rear cross-traffic alert system

Introduction
The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is classified as a small sport utility vehicle by the EPA, though it offers seating for 7 passengers and up to 100.7 cu.-ft. of cargo space. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) versions are available, as are Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Journey, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Tribeca, and the Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
Offered as the lineup's base model, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 Sport arrives on dealer lots equipped with 18-in. alloy wheels, rear spoiler, tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, 6-speaker sound system with a USB port and HD Radio, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio controls, and leather interior accents.

Representing the middle of the CX-9 spread is the Touring version. It features heated power outside mirrors, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, and heated power front seats. The list of goodies also includes some noteworthy safety features, such as a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park-assist sensors, and a rearview camera.

On top of that, the 2014 CX-9 Grand Touring adds memory settings, reverse tilt-down mirrors, fog lights, HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, power liftgate, and rain-sensing wipers. Supporting the more-is-better theme are 20-in. alloy wheels, push-button start, and premium interior trim.

Options and Packages
Buyers who want their new CX-9 dolled up a few degrees beyond standard have their choice of a few select options, such as a Touring Technology package that consists of a 10-speaker premium sound system, push-button start, navigation, power tilt/slide moonroof, and the power liftgate. A similar Technology package is available for the Grand Touring version, as is a rear-seat entertainment system with satellite radio.

Under the Hood
Mazda makes things simple in terms of the 2014 CX-9's powertrain, as there is only one engine and transmission combination available. At the heart of this crossover is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is directed to the front or all four wheels courtesy of a 6-speed automatic transmission with a sport mode. The company claims that, when properly equipped, the CX-9 can tow loads weighing up to 3,500 lbs.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, FWD examples of the 2014 Mazda CX-9 should average 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Opt for AWD and expect those figures to drop to 16 and 22 mpg, respectively.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Mazda CX-9 received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 CX-9 received a \"Poor\" rating--the Institute's lowest--for small overlap front-impact protection. All CX-9s offer 6 air bags, 4-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes, and electronic brake-force distribution.

What's New for 2014:

  • Redesigned alloy wheels
  • Optional rear cross-traffic alert system

Introduction
The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is classified as a small sport utility vehicle by the EPA, though it offers seating for 7 passengers and up to 100.7 cu.-ft. of cargo space. Front-wheel-drive (FWD) and all-wheel-drive (AWD) versions are available, as are Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Journey, Ford Explorer, GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Tribeca, and the Toyota Highlander.

Models and Features
Offered as the lineup's base model, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 Sport arrives on dealer lots equipped with 18-in. alloy wheels, rear spoiler, tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, 6-speaker sound system with a USB port and HD Radio, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with integrated audio controls, and leather interior accents.

Representing the middle of the CX-9 spread is the Touring version. It features heated power outside mirrors, automatic headlights, leather upholstery, and heated power front seats. The list of goodies also includes some noteworthy safety features, such as a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park-assist sensors, and a rearview camera.

On top of that, the 2014 CX-9 Grand Touring adds memory settings, reverse tilt-down mirrors, fog lights, HID headlights, LED daytime running lights, power liftgate, and rain-sensing wipers. Supporting the more-is-better theme are 20-in. alloy wheels, push-button start, and premium interior trim.

Options and Packages
Buyers who want their new CX-9 dolled up a few degrees beyond standard have their choice of a few select options, such as a Touring Technology package that consists of a 10-speaker premium sound system, push-button start, navigation, power tilt/slide moonroof, and the power liftgate. A similar Technology package is available for the Grand Touring version, as is a rear-seat entertainment system with satellite radio.

Under the Hood
Mazda makes things simple in terms of the 2014 CX-9's powertrain, as there is only one engine and transmission combination available. At the heart of this crossover is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which is directed to the front or all four wheels courtesy of a 6-speed automatic transmission with a sport mode. The company claims that, when properly equipped, the CX-9 can tow loads weighing up to 3,500 lbs.

Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, FWD examples of the 2014 Mazda CX-9 should average 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Opt for AWD and expect those figures to drop to 16 and 22 mpg, respectively.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 Mazda CX-9 received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 CX-9 received a \"Poor\" rating--the Institute's lowest--for small overlap front-impact protection. All CX-9s offer 6 air bags, 4-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes, and electronic brake-force distribution.

Available Trims for the 2014 Mazda CX-9
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Sport (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29985.00 Engine 3.7 L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Touring (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32480.00 Engine 3.7 L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Grand Touring (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35035.00 Engine 3.7 L/227 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Sport (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31575.00 Engine 3.7 L/227 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Touring (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34070.00 Engine 3.7 L/227 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name Grand Touring (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 36625.00 Engine 3.7 L/227 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
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INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual adjustable drivers seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 7 Person Seating Capacity
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Windows
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: hi/low heating adjust, power 8-way adjustable driver seat w/power lumbar support and power 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: hi/low heating adjust, 3 position memory setting, power 8-way adjustable driver seat w/power lumbar support and power 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • Leather/Piano Black Steering Wheel
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch and Mechanical Fuel
  • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
  • Perimeter Alarm
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 18" x 7.5J Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: P245/60R18
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 20" x 7.5J Aluminum Alloy
  • Tires: P245/50R20
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Manual-Leveling Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.7L 24V DOHC V6
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Sport Automatic -inc: Sport Shift
  • 3.464 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 5,831 lbs
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 55-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 110 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 20.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • GVWR: 5,997 lbs
  • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Rear Collision
    • Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM Sound System w/CD & 6 Speakers -inc: 5.8" color LCD multi information display, rear window element-type antenna, auxiliary audio input jack, USB audio input and HD radio and Bluetooth audio profile
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Wireless Phone Connectivity

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