2017 Mazda CX-9: Why It Has The ‘Best Large Utility Vehicle’ Title

By James Yu , Feb 27, 2017 09:51 AM EST
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 defies the large SUVs' norm of drawing power from a V6 engine and it is paying off. (Photo : Car Mathilda/YouTube)

If you are in the market for a large SUV, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 will most likely make it to your list. It would also be not much of a surprise considering the fact that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 holds the title of Best Large SUV in the auto industry. Here are a few reasons why the 2017 Mazda CX-9 makes a great choice for a family vehicle.

2017 Mazda CX-9: The Unique One Always Stands Out

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is considered to be unique in the segment. This is because most of the large SUVs you will find in the market are powered V6 engines that offer more power and promise a smoother ride performance. According to Torque News, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 stands out because it draws its power from a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This powertrain is capable of cranking out 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. It does not look impressive on paper but when you get behind the wheel, you will understand why the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a very formidable contender in the large SUV segment.

2017 Mazda CX-9: The Performance

One of the things you will notice when you drive the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is how it performs on the road. According to The Fast Lane Car, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 has a lot of low-end torque that it basically allows the 2017 Mazda CX-9 to perform like it is drawing its power from a diesel engine. This means that you would not have to worry about things when it comes to easily gaining momentum as the 2017 CX-9 is very much a capable SUV.

2017 Mazda CX-9: An Exciting SUV

Considering the fact that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 only has 250 horsepower and 310 horsepower and its rivals boast about 300 horsepower or so, some people may not be convinced that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is an exciting SUV. However, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 has recently been put to the test and it went from zero to 60 miles per hour in 8.27 seconds with only the driver in it. Adding a couple more people, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 only shed a little bit of time as it accelerated from zero to 60 miles per hour in 9.20 seconds.

If you look at its competitors, you might say that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is an underdog when it comes to performance. However, if you also take into consideration that more power also consumes more gas, then the 2017 Mazda CX-9 actually has the upper-hand despite its seemingly small amount of power. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 has a range of 20-22/26-28/23-24 miles per gallon in the city, on the highway and combined respectively. In addition, it also uses regular unleaded and that means you will also be able to save more every time you go to the gas station.

2017 Mazda CX-9: The Best SUV With The Best Price

Whenever a new model arrives in the market, they usually have a bit of a higher price compared to the previous version. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 however, comes with the same price it did last year except for the top trims. If you are looking to get yourself a 2017 Mazda CX-9, the price starts at $31,520 and it will go a bit higher with each trim level from there.

Given all these facts, it actually does not come much of a surprise why the 2017 Mazda CX-9 holds the title of the Best Large SUV. The fact that so many people are also buying this vehicle proves that the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is one very dependable SUV.

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