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2017 Mazda CX-9: Difficult To Upgrade What’s Perfect

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Generally with a new iteration of a vehicle improvements have been made based on what consumers don’t like about the vehicle that came before it. However with the 2017 Mazda CX-9 it is difficult to upgrade what is actually perfect. What they can do is to add-on even more features.

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 does have more standard features but this hasn’t boosted the price tag. You can pick up the three row crossover from $32, 460 in the US. If you go for the mid-level Touring you not get the addition of Smart City Brake Support as standard. This was only available as an option previously.

The Sport trim is the entry level and it brings with it LED headlights and taillights, fabric seats, 18 inch wheels, electronic parking brake, trailer stability assist, Mazda Connect infotainment, which comes with Commander control and a display of 7 inches. There is also a backup camera and trailer stability assistance. If you choose the Sport pack you get power driver’s seat, heated door mirrors and heated front seats for $950.

At the top end the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Touring brings with it automatic dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry, power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and garage door openers. The premium adds on auto on and off headlights, navigation, LED fog lights, Bose audio system with 12 speakers; rear backup sensor, sunroof, rain sensing wiper and more for $1, 745.

The Grand Touring offers adaptive front lighting, 20 inch wheels, aluminium trim, Active Driving Display, lane departure warning, lane keeping, roof rails, memory seat for the driver, Smart Brake Support and more.

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 Touring is priced at $36, 910, the Grand Touring is $41, 410 with all-wheel drive optional for $1,800 more. The CX-9 Signature is $43, 375 and comes with leather and rosewood accents, LED grille lighting and accent lighting and automatic shifter.

All of the 2017 Mazda CX-9 vehicles offer the 2.5 litre turbocharged engine which has 250 horses and 310 torque. If you go for front-wheel drive you get about 24mpg combined, 22mpg in the city and out on the highway around 28mpg. All come with the 6 speed automatic transmission.

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