The Mazda CX-9 SUV crossover is available in three trim levels. Each comes with front wheel drive, but all come with the option of all wheel drive as an added feature. The CX-9 Sport is equipped with cloth upholstery, power door locks, radio and CD player with MP3 auxiliary jack, power mirrors and door locks, 3 zone automatic climate control, audio controls on the steering wheel, Bluetooth wireless cell phone link, rear spoiler and split folding second and third row seats.
The CX-9 Touring includes all of the above, as well as all leather upholstery, power driver's and front passenger seat adjustments with lumbar support, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, and automatic headlights. The Touring Liftgate Package is available to add Smart Card remote entry and starting system and a power liftgate.
The Mazda CX-9 SUV crossover Grand Touring trim level has the added features of more luxurious trim in all of its spots, including side mirror turn signal lights, automatic headlights that are very strong, fog lamps, automatic wipers that sense moisture, driver's seat position memory settings, a security system that uses a Smart Card for entry, an auto dimming mirror on the inside with a built in universal garage door opener, and all terrain high profile tires. This trim level also has an optional Grand Touring Navigation Package which adds an onboard navigation system with voice recognition and live traffic updates. Also available for this touring package only is the optional Entertainment and Bose Package, adding a DVD entertainment system, Bose radio and 6 disc CD changer, SIRIUS satellite radio and a rare 115 volt power outlet for extras.
The Mazda CX-9 SUV crossover comes with an impressive array of safety features, including electronic stability control with roll stability and traction control, as well as anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. All models are equipped with active front head restraints, tire pressure monitor, front and side impact air bags and the added feature of air curtains that are low pressure airbags designed to come down from the ceiling and cover the side windows in all three rows in case of impact. These airbags are designed to provide head protection in side impact crashes. Safety studies and crash tests have indicated that this side head protection can significantly improve the survival rates from injuries sustain in side impact crashes. These types of wrecks are especially dangerous, as there is such little protection and so little metal to protect the occupants of the vehicle when it is struck. The all wheel drive option adds extra security during slippery driving conditions and a rearview camera offers a view of any objects behind the car.
All in all, the Mazda CX-9 SUV crossover is an impressive choice for the driver who wants a responsive, enjoyable driving experience without giving up passenger comfort or cargo size. For families who need more seating but don't wish to fully upgrade to a minivan, the CX-9's size is the perfect step in between. With features to appeal to even the most discriminating passenger and options sure to please any driver's sensibilities, the CX-9 is a stylish addition to the crossover class.