The 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV is a three-row vehicle designed for families that love to travel. Massively improved compared to the 2015 model year, the Mazda CX-9 offers increased comfort, a new look, competitive pricing, increased fuel economy, and much more. We have the highlights for you here.
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 brings a sleeker, more modern design inside and out. The interior is comparable to luxury models at higher trims, none of which boast a luxury price tag. The base model, Sport, starts at $31,520 and feature both a backup camera and seven-inch touchscreen. The top-of-the-line model, Signature, comes in at a tad over $44,000 and has features comparable to high-end luxury SUVs.
The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is the perfect family vehicle.
This time around, Mazda has dropped the large 3.7-liter V6 engine in exchanged for a more efficient and nearly as powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That engine is rated for 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Earning an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 hwy mpg (all-wheel drive), the Mazda CX-9 is one of the more efficient SUVs on the road. Considering the 2015 model earned an EPA-estimated 16 city/22 hwy mpg (all-wheel drive), that’s a major improvement.
Reviews of the latest Mazda CX-9 are on the high end. Edmunds.com gave the CX-9 a 4.8/5 while Car and Driver rated the SUV at a perfect 5/5.
While many automakers are focusing on safety, Mazda is working to help reduce human error as a whole. With the reveal of their new electric system for controlling the chassis, Mazda is showing how it plans to do just that. Known as the Mazda G-Vectoring Control System, the Japanese automaker plans to cut down on driver fatigue and stress in its future models.
So, how does it work?
While it can get fairly complicated, the simple answer is that the system uses minute changes in the engine’s torque output to put more weight on the front wheels. That extra weight allows the vehicle to maneuver around corners much more smoothly and with less steering on the driver’s part.
The Mazda G-Vectoring Control System is planning to come to future models.
By providing a more driver-friendly steering system, the G-Vectoring Control System reduces lateral acceleration, driver steering input, resulting in a less fatigued driver behind the wheel.
Check out this video to see the Mazda G-Vectoring Control System in action on a snow-covered road.
In future updates, Mazda plans to add more driver-friendly front seats. The new seats will be designed to hold passengers more firmly, effectively reducing pressure points.
We here at Bakersfield Mazda are proud to see Mazda making efforts to combat driver fatigue and ultimately create safer roadways!