2013 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 22 March 2013 , 13:03:05 byAlina

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Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

One automotive enthusiast and specialists has decide to take the Mazda CX-9 out for a walk in Michigan and shared with us some of its findings. Apparently the 2013 model year comes with the same 3.7-liter V6 engine capable of generating 273 horsepower and 250 lb. ft. of torque. In comparison to the Nissan Pathfinder, the new Mazda CX-9 is sportier thanks to a combination of a responsive throttle pedal and a lively exhaust note. To transfer the output to the road, the engineers have provided a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, out guy was a bit shocked at how small in diameter the steering wheel was and this is not all. The front end of this large vehicle moves very fast when guided by this short wheel that turns in with a quickness that surprises the long wheelbase. Maybe not many of the customers care about this type of aesthetic elements, but for the ones that do, note that the Mazda CX-9 is top-of-the-class. The man also told us that he enjoyed the micro-suede door inserts and apparently there is more hard-plastic surfacing inside. The model also comes with a 5.8-inch display for navigation and media controls. A minus goes to the noise inside the cabin. According to the driver, the Pathfinder was so much quieter. The third-row seating of the model is not made for big people, but in the second one, beside the lack of headroom, it was perfect. There was enough space for the legs and for the knees and the bottoms of the seats were not too short or too stiff. In the end, the driver had some very mixed feelings about it. On one hand, he was hoping for more interior space, but on the other had, he said that it was a great ride and even a fun one. Depending on your size, family members and so on, you can choose this model or not, it is your choice, eventually
Source: autoblog