In a bid to upgrade its mid-size three-row crossover CX-9, Mazda have gone an extra mile to incorporate some smart tweaks. The crossover will now feature standard smart city brake support system on the base Sport model for 2018. To elaborate, smart city brake support automatically applies brakes to tackle an emergency situation less than 19 mph.
The makers bless the higher trim levels with the heated second row seats and a plethora of active safety features which are available as a standard on upper grades or as an option on lower ones.
The four trim levels make a comeback for the 2018 CX-9 with the base Sport trim commencing sales at $33,070 incorporating destination, recording a boost in the selling price by $610 over last year. Going for an all-wheel drive increases the CX-9’s price by $1,800.
The main features on the Sport trim include LED headlights, sharp 18-inch alloy wheels, the dynamic infotainment system called Mazda Connect, a 7.0-inch touchscreen etc. Now, you could opt for the progressive safety features in the Sport trim. It comes loaded with the safety package that includes lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, high beam assist , and of course the automatic emergency braking for higher speeds.
The crossover is endowed with a 2.5-liter turbo-four rated which produces power equivalent to 250 horses on premium fuel whereas 227 hp on regular fuel, complimented by 310 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed automatic is the sole transmission available.
Mazda is known for laying attention on driving dynamics in its vehicles, and this works wonders to help CX-9 stands a notch-higher than other mid-size crossovers. So, if you are in search of an SUV stress the "sport" aspect must consider the CX-9.