Shopping for a new Mazda CX-9?
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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
the agility of a car with the seating and cargo options of an SUV
Most folks haven't been too keen on the touch-screen-operated [navigation] system
Car and Driver
Roughly one-quarter of shoppers have snatched up a Sport—and for good reason
The 2010 Mazda CX-9 comes reasonably well equipped in base Sport trim and quite luxuriously outfitted in its Touring and Grand Touring models.
Standard equipment on the 2010 Mazda CX-9 includes power everything, a tri-zone automatic climate-control system with rear seat controls, cruise control, keyless entry, a media-player interface, Bluetooth, and big 18-inch alloy wheels.
The way that options are packaged is a bit odd. A third-row entertainment system is one of the top options. A moonroof is another major option, packaged with the Bose Centerpoint surround sound system. Motor Trend says the rear-seat entertainment system "that features a nine-inch LCD and 5.1 surround sound with 11 speakers" is "not available with a moonroof."
However, Car and Driver finds "the rear-seat DVD system is a delight and is as intuitive as one might hope: Pop in the disc, hit the power button on the wireless headphones, and enjoy."
Other options include all-wheel drive, satellite radio, a navigation system, a power tailgate, and a Bose audio system. Car and Driver tests a fully loaded model: "With a final sticker price of $41,855, that agreeable bottom line turned a bit pricey."
To take advantage of all the luxury options on the 2010 Mazda CX-9, you have to reach beyond $40,000, but the base Sport has enough to make most families happy.