The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a full-size crossover vehicle with seating for seven. The CX-9 is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 273 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Drivetrain options consist of a standard FWD and an optional active torque split AWD. Equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission the CX-9 achieves an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Features include HID headlights, power moonroof, 20-inch wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, back-up camera, hands-free phone capability, keyless entry, leather trim, heated seats, premium surround sound, and navigation. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, rollover protection, anti-lock braking, electronic brake force distribution, dynamic stability control, traction control system, roll stability control, and blind-spot monitoring. The CX-9 is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The CX-9 got a thorough going-over last year, so very little has changed for 2012. All three trim levels from carry over to 2012, and each is available in both front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Plenty of room for seven passengers; sporty on-road ride; impressive array of safety systems
Despite having room for seven and a slew of seating configurations, this large SUV has a sporty driving feel and a distinctive design. The standard safety features and available technology offer a compromise between minivan and sleek SUV.
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