2012 Mazda CX-9

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2012 Mazda CX-9 Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2012

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Mazda CX-9 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Mazda CX-9 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 17


22 - 24




6 speed, Automatic


Gas V6


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Mazda CX-9 Review

The sweeping aerodynamic form of the Mazda CX-9 immediately separates it from the boxy crossover status quo. Unlike typical SUVs with three-row seating the Mazda CX-9’s cockpit was actually inspired by world-class sports sedans. There’s an available heated 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat for up to three drivers. To expertly manage the CX-9’s spirited 273-hp V6 there’s an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift mode. Other driver-centric touches include: Electroluminescent gauges. Three-zone automatic climate control. A trip computer. An auxiliary-audio input jack for your MP3 player. An auto-dimming rearview mirror. Steering-wheel-mounted controls for the standard Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. Plenty of cutting-edge options too. Including a voice-activated touch-screen nav system and rearview camera. Bose 10-speaker Centerpoint Surround Sound audio. And SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Reflecting a focus on family safety that helped the CX-9 earn Five Stars—the highest rating possible—in government frontal and side-impact crash tests. On the road features like Roll Stability Control Dynamic Stability Control and an integral Traction Control System help enhance and maintain driver control. The 2012 Mazda CX-9 – The Driver’s SUV.

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