Consumer Reviews Summary
17 of 21 (80%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Mazda CX-9 Overview
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 crossover gets a makeover for the new model year, adding more features and brand new styling to a family friendly, seven-seat package.
When it comes to style, Mazda is slowly spreading its new look to its models. They are in the process of changing their entire lineup from the old, smiley styling, to a new design that is sleeker and sportier. The 2013 CX-9 transforms from a soft looking crossover to something bold and aggressive that matches its handling/driving prowess. Handsome 18-inch wheels are standard, while 20-inch wheels are optional. A convenient power liftgate is also optional.
A few things carry over from the 2012 model, including the powertrain. The only engine option remains a powerful 273-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional for those who want extra traction and performance in poor weather and road conditions. Fuel economy numbers are also the same, 17/24 mpg city/highway with FWD, 16/22 mpg city/highway with AWD equipped.
Inside, the midsize CX-9 features seating for up to seven passengers across three rows in a 2-3-2 configuration. The third-row splits 50/50 and the second-row 60/40. With the seats up, the CX-9 has 17.2 cubic feet of cargo storage, which expands to a full 100.7 cubic feet with both rows folded down giving the CX-9 very good cargo capacity.
The 2013 CX-9 also features more technology, adding a 5.8-inch touchscreen and USB/iPod port to the standard features list. The touchscreen sits in the middle of the center console and houses controls for the audio and standard dual-zone automatic climate control system. The screen will also display incoming text messages via Bluetooth (also standard). Looking for more entertainment? A rear-seat DVD system and a Bose stereo are optional. There are also several comfort options available including powered/heated front seats and leather upholstery.
There are also plenty of safety features to be found on the 2013 CX-9, including all-disc antilock brakes, three-row side curtain airbags, and electronic stability control. For 2013, rear parking sensors for safe backing are a new option, joining a backup camera and blind spot warning as available safety technologies.
If you’re looking for a crossover that’s got enough space for the family but is still fun to drive, take a long look at the 2013 Mazda CX-9 – you won’t be disappointed.