2018 Mazda CX-9 Flagship Three-Row Crossover SUV Receives Long List of Upgrades

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 11:38 PM

While the Mazda CX-9 continues to rake in awards, praise, and accolades for its bold looks and class-above experience, Mazda engineers haven’t rested on their laurels.

The 2018 CX-9 flagship crossover SUV debuts with numerous upgrades, further strengthening the “Mazda Premium” indulgences it provides.

Among the highlights are more features at every price point such as an improved second row for both greater comfort and easier third-row access and greater sound insulation in what is already one of the quietest vehicles in its class.

All 2018 CX-9 models receive Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) for the first time, a technology that can automatically apply the brakes in emergency situations below 19 mph. Additionally, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are now standard.

Mazda CX-9 is designed to provide peace of mind through its i-ACTIVSENSE safety technology suite and its passive features like a strong, lightweight SKYACTIV-BODY. The secondary benefit to its structure is that also helps it deliver uncommonly good, surefooted driving dynamics,” said Tetsu Nakazawa, CX-9 vehicle line manager, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “Families trust us to build vehicles that not only surprise and delight with how they drive but also with the engineering excellence that goes into making them, showing that there’s no need to compromise between needs and wants in a seven-passenger people-hauler.”

CX-9 is one of a handful of three-row crossover SUVs to earn a 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick+” recommendation, joining all Mazda models tested to earn the nonprofit’s highest award when equipped with proper headlights and specific technologies.

CX-9’s engaging driving dynamics are a further hallmark of the Mazda brand, complemented by its industry-exclusive G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which is new to CX-9 models for 2018. GVC uses the engine in conjunction with steering and throttle inputs to minutely reduce engine torque, putting more weight on the front wheels and making the steering feel more linear and direct. As a result, the driver is able to gain more confidence and control behind the wheel.

For 2018, Mazda’s midsize family crossover SUV returns with Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trim levels, but it includes more equipment at each price point.

Besides the newly standard safety technology and refinements, CX-9 Sport features cloth upholstery, standard LED headlights and tail lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, an electronic parking brake, MAZDA CONNECTTM infotainment with a 7-inch screen and Bluetooth audio streaming and phone pairing as standard. In its newly available Sport Package, the standard CX-9 adds auto on/off headlights, High Beam Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Smart Brake Support, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats and a power driver’s seat. Additionally, the Sport Package includes full-speed Mazda Radar Cruise Control.

The mid-level CX-9 Touring adds leather seating surfaces, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with built-in Homelink garage door opener, power liftgate, Advanced Keyless Entry and an 8-inch MAZDA CONNECTTM screen. New Mazda CX-9 Touring features include the addition of a tilt function on the driver’s seat and power passenger seat with lift and lumbar support.

CX-9 Touring’s Premium Package includes LED fog lights, navigation, a lauded BOSE® 12-speaker Premium audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with a 4-month subscription, rear parking sensors, new front parking sensors, sunroof, retractable sunshades in the second-row doors and a moonroof.

The high-trim CX-9 Grand Touring includes 20-inch wheels, Adaptive Front-lighting System, aluminum interior trim, Active Driving Display head-up unit with new Traffic Sign Recognition, roof rails and a memory driver’s seat.

CX-9 Grand Touring’s all-new features include heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer.

Finally, the top-of-the-line CX-9 Signature adorns the interior with Auburn-colored Nappa leather, rosewood trim supplied by premium Japanese guitar-maker Fujigen and LED signature grille and LED interior lighting.

It is with its upmarket KODO design, refinement, driving dynamics and technology that CX-9 has found a home with premium crossover SUV intenders, with more than 55 percent of those purchasing a CX-9 this year opting for a CX-9 Grand Touring or Signature model.

Yet, all CX-9s come standard with Mazda’s torque-rich, turbocharged and efficient SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, paired to a 6-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission. Front-wheel is standard for CX-9 Sport, Touring and Grand Touring models. Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is available on all three trim levels and standard for CX-9 Signature.


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For more information or to schedule a test drive, please contact Mazda of Mesquite at 972.686.6200.

2017 Mazda CX-9 Continues to Impress Drivers and Win Over Critics

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 11:16 PM

The Mazda CX-9 continues to impress drivers and add accolades to the trophy case.

Much like Mazda’s entire lineup, CX-9 continues to garner praise from media and consumers alike. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 three-row crossover SUV further adds to the list of recognitions, earning Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Award as the top midsize crossover SUV in its segment.
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2017 Mazda CX-5 Is Digital Trends’ Best Crossover SUV

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:20 PM

Digital Trends’ editors have gotten wheel-time in a number of vehicles this year, but no other crossover SUV stood above the 2017 Mazda CX-5, earning their pick as the 2017 Digital Trends’ Best SUV/CUV of the Year, besting two premium competitors.

The annual Digital Trends Car Awards recognize the top new automobiles introduced each year. Editors judged award entries on technological advancement as well as overall design for consumer experience. According to Digital Trends, “While the [Bentley] Bentayga and [Jaguar] F-Pace met expectations, the CX-5 exceeded them, offering more fun, style, and character than one would expect at its price point.”
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Solar Eclipse Road Trip

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 4:28 PM

What a treat it was to host the adventurous crew of the Lone Star Miata Club as they set off on a truly once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

A caravan of fifteen beautiful Miatas pulled into Mazda of Mesquite early Saturday morning. We were the starting point of their trip to see the solar eclipse.
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Ultimate Test-Drive: Texas to California in a Mazda CX-9

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Can a vehicle be so well crafted that it will rejuvenate anyone who rides in it? If you’re in a Mazda CX-9…the answer is YES.

The newest addition to the Mazda line-up is your metaphorical “little black dress”- a great choice for any occasion and driver. An SUV so versatile, we had to experience it for ourselves.
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Servicing Your Vehicle at a Dealership Is Your Best Investment

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 9:34 PM

The options for car repair and service stations across Dallas-Fort Worth are endless. As far as the eye can see, there’s a shop along the interstate or a nearby intersection. The deals aren’t bad but it can be extremely costly in the long run.

A new vehicle is an investment. You wash your car to keep it clean. You fill it up with Premium gasoline if necessary, so why not invest in servicing your vehicle?
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2018 Mazda3 is All That and More

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 5:59 PM

We’re so excited for whats coming to our showroom this month.  The 2018 Mazda3 is rolling in with a variety of features that are now standard on all 2018 Mazda3 trim levels to optimize safety and the Mazda experience.
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Mazda’s Entire 2017 Line-Up is IIHS Top Safety Pick+

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 5:45 PM

With the latest addition of 2017 Mazda CX-5 to the IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ line-up, every 2017 model year Mazda vehicle tested by IIHS has been rated a Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional front crash-prevention and specific headlights. This means Mazda is the only full-line automaker able to make such a claim and celebrate such a momentous achievement. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Mazda CX-9 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 12:53 AM

2017 Mazda CX-9 is the IIHS Top Safety Pick. The midsize, three-row crossover SUV earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the nonprofit Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the highest score the IIHS provides. The Mazda CX-9 excelled in collision and occupancy protection tests with the highest “Good” ratings and passed the IIHS’s stringent new headlight tests with its standard LED lighting.
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Hey Parents! Great News: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Named Best Midsize Crossover for Families

By michellekoleychik | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 11:32 PM

Parenting experts from Parents magazine named the all-new 2017 CX-5 as their Best Midsize Crossover on their list of 10 Best Family Cars of 2017.  The folks at edmunds.com agree that the CX-5 combines value, performance, safety and family-friendly features.
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