I'm floored with the 2016 Mazda CX-9. Just in an overall shock of excitement when I first seen this vehicle. Those front sleek curves laced with that front led signature grille and full bottom lip that doesn't need botox to stand out as a show stopper. Those LED eyes will draw you into love at first sight and as you move around the car, it all just marries itself from front to back. The 20 inch wheels, to that 'Baby Got Back' look! It got even better when I opened the door (keyless might I add) and sat inside. Mazda has it's amazing two-toned leather seats, but the CX-9 took a pinch of "extra" with this model. I literally felt like I was surrounded by luxury everything. The wood look gave it that sophisticated and classy look, the stitching around the interior seating, the golden controls that surround the master seat, the 3 row seating and pull shades for the comfort of your passengers, the back seat climate controls along with enough chargers to keep entertainment going for long trips in their cozy seats, the sunroof for those sunny days you want to blast your favorite tunes out of those Bose speakers, the big cargo space in the back, the holographic dash in the inner windshield.
We haven't even got to the drive yet and I am super happy already! Starting the car with the push key ignition, buckling up and turning on the seat warmers early 5am for work, I am ready to begin my day. The drive has that SkyActiv Drive with a Turbo Engine and a 6-speed sport mode. This car has that kick and power. It also has the amazing blind spot detection, traction control, which worked wonderfully when I had drove in the rain. Yes, rain in San Diego. The gas falls to 27 MPG on the highway, 21 city and a combined 23 MPG. I feel I got more out of it because the gas tank lasted a long time being out and about for the week. Being a busy mom, I am never home for a long period of time because I have one thing after another on my plate. Kids after school practices, a college kid with a busy schedule, a mom who wants to spend time with you and her grandchildren, a work schedule, and home errands to ensure all checklists are complete. The CX-9 is nothing but comfort all around. I felt no stress in the busy, busy world we live in. It takes away all of that and that alone means so much. Trust me when I say that this can make you feel out of this 'hectic' world. Got kids? Perfect for lots of space...especially when they need their space if you know what I mean.. Need to stop at a grocery store on the drive to help keep them quiet with a load some of groceries? Pack it up because there is plenty of room. While your driving and you catch yourself giving a lecture to the little ones in the back, lane detection will make sure you stay in place and the amazing smart brake support to keep not only you and your passengers safe, but those around you. That my friend, is worth the investment. I am trying my hardest to find a flaw. Still trying....and I have failed.
Thank you Mazda for giving me the opportunity to test drive this amazing 2016 Mazda CX-9 for the week. I was truly in love with everything and appreciate the remarkable craftsmanship of this SUV.
Check out the links below for full details on this amazing car along with our family vlogs as we ventured off in the 2016 Mazda CX-9.
2016 Mazda CX-9
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MSRP: $45, 215
*This vehicle was provided in courtesy of Mazda for review purposes. All opinions are honest and strictly my own based on my experience. This is not sponsored.