Family-fortified travelers have come a long way from what they once were. Now offering the style and handling of a vehicle much smaller, plus the space benefits of one much larger, midsize SUVs like the 2017 Mazda CX-9 strike an ideal balance between the aesthetics you want and the utility you need. 

The new CX-9 is a 7-passenger road warrior with strong performance, a luxury interior, and impressive fuel stats. East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville and Saylorsville area SUV seekers can find out everything they need to know about the 2017 CX-9 in the following vehicle review.

Have a question before we dive in? Feel free to reach out to the Ray Price Mazda team!

2017 Mazda CX-9: An SUV That's Fun to Drive

At the end of the day, when you get behind the wheel, even behind the wheel of a family hauler, you don't want to be bored. When designing their largest SUV, the drive engineers at Mazda kept this top of mind.

With advanced equipment in play like a 2.5L SKYACTIV® engine and a smartly tuned suspension, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 proves that you can have safety and space for your family, plus a drive experience that excites.

Let's take a look at a few more specs that define the CX-9's drive feel:

  • Turbocharged power-up to 250 horsepower,* to be exact
  • Smooth shifts from a 6-speed automatic transmission
  • EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG

*with 93 octane fuel. 227 horsepower with 87 octane fuel.

Utility & Technology

Indoors, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is supremely equipped to get you to your destination in comfort and style. High-comfort seating for seven is a rare find in a 3-row SUV, but with nearly 40 inches of legroom in the first two rows and standard reclining rear seats, the CX-9 rises to the challenge, and offers room to spare.

Out back, the CX-9 continues to use space wisely, offering up to 71.2 cubic feet of cargo room with both rows flipped down and folded flat. For everyday hauling, 14.4 cubic feet behind the third row is plenty for camping essentials, weekly groceries, and more.

At the Mazda CX-9 dashboard, drivers will be pleased to find the tap-able technology they need well within reach, including a ton of standard entertainment options accessible through the 7-inch full-color touchscreen running MAZDA CONNECT™.

The Mazda CX-9 Is Superiorly Safe

The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is an SUV that takes safety seriously with standard comprehensive cabin protection, optional all-wheel drive, and a huge list of available active safety technologies.

The CX-9's predictive i-ACTIV AWD® (all-wheel drive) system modifies power delivery based on road conditions to deliver an always confident drive, regardless of how much snow is forecasted for the Poconos. 

And when you select the i-ACTIVSENSE® package, you can fortify your CX-9 like no other vehicle. A few of the technologies in this advanced driver-assistance bundle include:

  • Smart City Brake Support: Applies the brakes in stop-n'-go traffic.
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Alert: Warns you when it's not safe to back up.
  • Distance Recognition Support System: Helps you maintain a safe following distance.

Is the 2017 CX-9 the Ride for You?

Spacious, engaging, and safe, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a family favorite, whether you're along for the ride or behind the wheel.

To continue your CX-9 research, we recommend taking this tough-to-beat SUV for a spin. For those in the market for a CX-9 in East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Easton, Brodheadsville and Saylorsville, Ray Price Mazda's complete inventory of Mazda CX-9 vehicles is just a quick drive away. Schedule your test drive with us today.

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