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Mazda CX-9 All Set to Conquer the Roads in 2016

In the vehicle world, some times one is not enough. In fact, even two is not enough. Some times, too many do the trick, which, actually sounds really great. After all, everyone who watches the motor world closely is always waiting for as many new entries as possible. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that their calendars are all marked according to when a certain favorite is going to hit the road, what are its variants and what it is priced at. It is so thrilling to just wait with a bated breath when one after the other, thrill rolls your way. But what would you say if a company is on a new car spree? What company exactly are we talking about, you must be wondering. Well, it is none other than Mazda that is ready with not one or two but five brand new creations that are going to be out soon. Among them is the upcoming Mazda CX-9 2016 that has already seen two redesign phases and is now going to take just some more time to come your way.

What is it about the upcoming Mazda CX-9 2016 that has gotten people so interested? Well, it is like serving a familiar dish to them only with more garnishing. So whatever little we know about this one, we are producing it right here. It is mainly targeted at the US market and while it may disappoint many, it is not as if other countries won’t ever get to savor its magic. But exactly how long that will take is hard to tell. The new creation by Mazda, it is said is going to be fixed with a changed and more evolved drive unit. This is just about it however, for there is very little known about the exteriors of the upcoming Mazda CX-9 2016. There is definitely more light that we can throw on the engine of this new magic machine. It is said that while currently the model running on the roads is fixed with Ford V6 engine, this one is going to give that a miss. There is definitely a chance that the six-cylinder engine is going to find place in place of the four-cylinder turbo petrol engine.

What we have also heard is that it will have impressive fuel efficiency, something that many people consider and expect from a car of this age and time. After all, when there are new generation engines, it is only normal that there will come a certain level of fuel economy with them, certainly more than what is available with the engines that are already there. There is some more news on the new Mazda CX-9 SUV. So, news has it that there will be a variant of the same that will have the V6 engine at the core. It could be a diesel one, something that has never happened before. Which is what makes Mazda CX-9 worth waiting for.



2016 Mazda CX-9 Interestingly Redesigned

For 2016, every SUV maker is doing what all they can do. It seems that Mazda has a lot on their platter. The most exciting offering from their buffet of SUVs’ is 2016 Mazda CX-9, which has got its clearance for production and has been speculated to be a lot more interesting than its potential rivals. If you are looking for a spacious touring vehicle that can meet your several urban commuting requirements then surely Mazda CX-9 for 2016 is your best bet.

The flagship model of Mazda CX-9 was launched in 2007 and since then it has remained in constant demand. Inclusion of several characteristic features over the years have made 2016 Mazda CX-9 a proper SUV. The sturdily designed CX-9 is meant to withstand excess pressure with ease and its exterior is highly dynamic with sleet and muscular build. For 2016 Mazda CX-9 designs, the company has borrowed designing cues from its previous models such as Mazda 3, 6 and Miata, but the details picked from these versions are so minute that only a SUV specialist can identify them. It has been expected that the company might increase the base dimensions for Mazda CX-9, which will eventually increase the interior space and also improve the driving dynamics. In terms of exterior designing, the new Mazda CX-9 is expected to have a sport new front grille, cluster of head lamp and new mufflers in the proto type models. But their production variants details are still very far from their launch date.

Company has still not revealed any information relating to 2016 Mazda CX-9’s interior trim levels, comfort and other important aspects, but considering the specifications of all the predeceasing models of Mazda CX-9, it is expected to have high levels of comfort and luxurious interiors. It has also been speculated that the increased cabin space will also enhance boot space along with the overall appearance of the SUV. Inclusion of additional head, leg and shoulder will only make value addition to the comfort of long journeys also passengers can use the entire boot space neatly for stuffing all their belongings.

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be sporting a turbo charged V6 engine block which has been directly lifted from the current model. But experts are expecting Mazda to make minor power enhancements in its engine to improve performance but nothing is finalized. Insiders from the car maker are also hinting towards the inclusion of new power terrains, but the official info is yet to arrive. Mazda might also work on something new like a hybrid version for 2016 Mazda CX-9 to take on the competition as most of the car makers these days are focusing on powerful and fuel efficient eco friendly versions of their loved SUVs.

Because Mazda will be facing stiff competition from its low end British and German car makers, thus the price of 2016 Mazda CX-9 will play a vital role in determining its market position. The next generation model is expected to be more than its current generation vehicle which has now become dated and out of context, so all the SUV lovers are keeping their fingers crossed to witness the launch of the most amazing futuristic SUV from Mazda.

First Look: 2014 Mazda CX-9

Standing out from the current line up from the brand, the new 2014 Mazda CX-9 is not only the brand’s largest vehicle, but it’s also a holdover from another era at the automaker; the era before the brand decided to “go it alone” away from Ford and focus on engineering more lightness and fuel efficiency into its cars and crossovers. Although the 2014 Mazda CX-9 is not a class leader in gas mileage, like those other models, it still ranks as one of the better large crossover options if you need three rows of seating and a responsive, almost nimble driving demeanor.

It was only last year that the Mazda CX-9 received a modest set of upgrades with a new snout that closely matches the frond-end look of the recently redesigned CX-5 compact crossover, Mazda 3 compact car family and the Mazda 6 Sedan. Already, the Mazda CX-9 has been one of the better looking vehicles in its class but the Kodo ‘soul of motion’ design language applied  with only the new front end and rear details to the 2014 Mazda CX-9 is a good fit with the SUV’s existing side profile. A number of minor aesthetic changes to the cabin can be seen in the 2014 Mazda CX-9. The centre stack area has been redesigned to accommodate a 5.8 inch touchscreen and overall the interior look, while clearly carried over is the better fit with the CX-5’s somewhat more upright look. The dashboard in the CX-9 features a graceful waterfall design that flows into the door panels with uncommon flair.

Performance changes aren’t much for the 2014 Mazda CX-9 and that is a good thing. The 3.7 liter ‘MZR’ V-6 engine produces a 273 horsepower and runs on regular gas. Mated to a six speed automatic transmission with manual shift control, the engine accelerates the crossover from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds for a front wheel drive configuration. An all wheel drive model needs 8.5 seconds for the same. The fuel economy is on par with that of other large crossovers at an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined (17 mpg city/24 mpg highway) for front wheel drive models. The 2014 Mazda CX-9 AWD drops to 18 mpg combined (16 mpg city/22 mpg highway).

Offering amazingly strong acceleration for both around town driving and highway passing the Mazda CX-9 impresses with its agile responses. An accomplished highway cruiser, this SUV keeps road and wind noises to acceptable levels for backseat movie viewing and such. The steering, so precise, enable the driver to carve a consistent path no matter if one powers down the interstate or makes time on a rural two-way road. The steep rake of the windshields adds to the sporty vibe of the giant crossover. The suspension is a combination of compliance and poise and this is one of the best handling crossovers around.

Yes there are competitors like the Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder, but the 2014 Mazda CX-9 stands out with its powerful V6 engine, dynamic handling, agile responses and a stunning body.

The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Large families prefer large crossover and that is not rocket science. The obvious attraction to large crossovers is because they offer plenty of room for the passengers and their belongings and along with that the availability of all wheel drive to get them confidently to their destinations in foul weather conditions. The 2014 Chevy Traverse stands as a sensible choice as it is a spacious, well performing family vehicle that is so not a minivan. Essentially a vehicle that is designed and engineered especially for those who found themselves bewildered at the lack of large family vehicles, 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, while misses on some charm, still manages to grab attention with its looks, features, availability of space comfort and safety.

The design of 2014 Chevrolet Traverse has seen a little change since it was first introduced in 2009. Last year the tall station wagon underwent mini touch ups in the front and rear while it still stands miles away from the GM termed “an athletic new exterior design”. The façade is refreshed in the new Chevrolet Traverse but what is more striking are the Camaro influence tail lamps which break though a factory-farm of same-as crossover design. On the inside, the Traverse is nothing exciting, but it is extremely functional. With last year’s freshening up the SUV sports new wood and silver accents, some contrast stitching and ambient lighting. Other add-ons from the last year also include the reconfigured climate control and more soft-touch materials.

Although the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse isn’t as quick or as agile as a sports utility vehicle since it isn’t, but it is quick enough for a family vehicle. At about a massive 5,000 pounds the Chevy Traverse is one heavy vehicle and it does little from behind the wheel to mask that. Running on a smooth 3.6 liter direct injection V6 engine the monster produces 288 horsepower and 270 pond feet of twist. Engineered for more confident passing power and quicker shifts, the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse still is a combination that needs to work hard up highway grades or from a standing start. That aid, the beast can tow up to 5,200 pounds which is impressive and highly functional. The vehicle comes with a choice in the front wheel drive or all wheel drive configurations, however, the AWD versions are a little more sluggish.

For those who bid their goodbyes to their minivans and decided not to bow down to that image again, the Chevrolet Traverse still remains one of the most spacious, passenger friendly vehicles on the market. Since the primary mission of the Traverse is people moving the GM has made the most of the seating space in the vehicle. The safety features in the Traverse impress greatly. But the exterior of the Traverse disappoints with a blander look than earlier. Moreover, the great market of large crossovers offer SUVs like the 2014 Ford Flex, the Mazda CX-9 and though a little bit smaller but excellent, the Hyundai Santa Fe. Still, with its handsome styling, huge cabin and impressive day-to-day functionality, the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse stands firm in its position in the current population of the family-friendly crossovers.

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