Mazda CX-9

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

84
Priced From $29,725
MPG 20.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

Motor Trend

01/09/12
2012-01-09
87
100

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Karla Sanchez Karla Sanchez Score Pending 2012 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

The CX-9 looks good inside and out, performs well, and is fun to drive given its size. And when I hit the throttle, the CX-9 put a smile on my face that didn’t come off until I hit my driveway.

Motor Trend

03/04/11
2011-03-04
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Carlos Lago Carlos Lago Score Pending 2011 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

You’d assume that with the large number of new or significantly revised SUVs released since 2008, the competition might’ve caught up with and bested the CX-9’s benchmarks. You’d assume wrong.

LeftLane News

02/29/12
2012-02-29
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz 5.5 out of 10 2012 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

CX-9 represents how a well-designed vehicle can age gracefully. Roomy, refined and surprisingly fun to drive, the CX-9 is still a worthy adversary for new rivals.

Edmunds.com

12/27/10
2010-12-27
85
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2011 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

The 2011 Mazda CX-9 offers everything the typical family-friendly crossover does, plus a dash of spice in the form of driving excitement.

Vehix.com

01/26/11
2011-01-26
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Christian Wardlaw Christian Wardlaw Score Pending 2011 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

The 2011 Mazda CX-9 is designed for families which value the joy of getting to the destination as much as the destination itself.

Cars.com

10/15/11
2011-10-15
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2012 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

In a crowded class, the Mazda CX-9 distinguishes itself with a high-quality interior and more driving fun than you’d expect from a large, seven-seat crossover.

Edmunds.com

11/17/11
2011-11-17
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

The 2012 Mazda CX-9 offers everything the typical family-friendly crossover does, plus a dash of spice in the form of driving excitement.

Vehix.com

01/26/11
2011-01-26
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Christian Wardlaw Christian Wardlaw Score Pending 2011 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

The 2011 Mazda CX-9 is designed for families which value the joy of getting to the destination as much as the destination itself. It’s one of the few crossover SUVs on the market imbued with genuine on-road athleticism in addition to weather-battling all-wheel drive and modest off-roading capability.

AutoBlog.com

01/30/12
2012-01-30
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Chris Shunk Chris Shunk 6.5 out of 10 2012 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

We would like to see better fuel economy and a more state-of-the-art infotainment system, but even after many years on the market, the CX-9 still acquits itself well enough to shine as the clear enthusiast’s choice in a segment not exactly known for driving engagement.

CarReview.com

01/11/12
2012-01-11
84
100

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Sean van Waes Sean van Waes Score Pending 2012 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a well-equipped, well-built and all-around quality vehicle that should be on the short list of anyone shopping in this segment. The styling, though subtle and bordering on minivan-esque, won’t look dated in two years.

CarReview.com

06/15/11
2011-06-15
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Danny Chang Danny Chang Score Pending 2011 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

If you need a 7-passenger vehicle but don’t want to the bulk and poor fuel efficiency of a full-size SUV, and you hate to be seen driving around a minivan, then the Mazda CX-9 should definitely be on the top of your consideration set.

Edmunds.com

01/25/11
2011-01-25
81
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Warren Clarke Warren Clarke Score Pending 2011 Mazda CX-9 SUV/Truck

Shoppers in this segment who want the most engaging driving experience — and who don’t mind some compromises with regard to cargo capacity and fuel economy — will be well served by this talented 2011 Mazda CX-9.

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