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The 2023 Mazda CX-9 plays in the competitive 3-row midsize SUV segment but plays by its own rules. Where others emphasize their ability to accommodate child seats in the third row or have a penchant for dirt, the Mazda CX-9 is more about sophistication and swiftness.
The midsize SUV segment is a bread-and-butter one that’s filled with recommendable vehicles designed for family duty. As Mazda’s largest SUV, the CX-9 can undoubtedly play the role of a children’s chauffeur. But it offers so much more, and for some discerning drivers, the CX-9’s skill set can only be matched by something wearing a luxury badge.
From the CX-9’s elegant design and supple interior to its peppy turbo engine and all-wheel drive (AWD), this Mazda feels a few notches up from the mainstream.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: The Mazda CX-9 is among the most enjoyable-to-drive crossovers in its class. We are reminded of this every time we get behind the wheel of a CX-9. It’s the 3-row SUV that doesn’t drive like a 3-row SUV. Instead, it has the nimbleness and finesse of something smaller and maybe even something that isn’t even an SUV.
Credit for this goes to a confluence of factors. There’s the CX-9’s heart, for one, a small but potent turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that has more verve than you would expect for a vehicle of this size. For those counting, it corrals up to 250 horses.
If you know Mazdas, though, you know it’s not just about straight-line zip. The automaker has always instilled in its vehicles the ability to tackle corners zealously, which still holds even in its largest SUV. Combine excellent steering feel, standard all-wheel drive, a snappy transmission, and myriad other factors that happen behind the scenes, and it adds up to a “je ne sais quoi” not often found in a car — and almost never seen in a mainstream 3-row SUV like the Mazda CX-9.
This 2023 Mazda CX-9 3-row SUV has space for six thanks to standard second-row captain’s chairs. The cabin in the Mazda CX-9 is a very nice place to be, with quality touches everywhere you look (and touch), leather upholstery, niceties like a moonroof, heated front seats, and a wireless phone charger. This GT trim only makes things plusher with amenities such as ventilated front seats and Nappa leather seating.
All models have a 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration. This one isn’t a touchscreen but is operated by a dial near the gear shift. The GT has a modern 7” LCD display in the instrument cluster.
Yes, we know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we’d wager few eyes would find fault in the 2023 Mazda CX-9. This remains among the most elegant 3-row SUVs you can buy.
Where others have pivoted for a chunkier and blockier shape to appeal to those seeking a more rugged SUV image, the CX-9 is all curves and flow. It’s a handsome machine with no pretense of boulder bouncing.
You won’t have to pay extra for rear privacy glass here, as it’s standard, as are sporty dual exhausts. Wheel sizes are big 20s.
Our 5 Favorite Features:
1. Design – If we’re being honest, most of us are first attracted to a vehicle by its looks. And while pragmatism is usually a priority for buyers of a 3-row family SUV, this also happens to be candy for the eyes.
2. Standard all-wheel drive – Most competitors charge extra for this traction-enhancing feature, but it’s now standard on all Mazda SUVs. AWD can be helpful in the wet and the dry, especially with a generous 320 lb-ft of torque to manage.
3. Luxurious interior – The first time we stepped into this generation of the CX-9, we knew it was special. Mazda really upped its game, creating a cabin nice enough to be in a luxury SUV.
4. Driving manners – If your experience driving a family SUV has been drudgery, you owe it to yourself to test a CX-9. Its spry handling and athletic manners will feel like a breath of fresh air.
5. Those paint colors – Here’s another area where Mazda mimics a luxury brand. The exterior paint colors on the CX-9 — especially Soul Red Crystal Metallic — shine like few others.
Engine & Transmission:
The 2023 Mazda CX-9 uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It’s small but packs a punch, making up to 250 horsepower on 93-octane gas (227 with regular). Torque figures are even more impressive at up to 320 lb-ft.