2010 Mazda CX-9  -  $29,585


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,585
Base Invoice: $27,445
Destination Charge: $780
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: FWD 4dr Sport
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD & sport shift
Engine: 3.7L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Sportier driving feel than other vehicles its size; emphasis on on-road performance; very roomy interior; safety features


Model Highlights

The Mazda CX-9 comes with a very robust engine--a Ford-supplied 3.7-liter V6, making 273 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The engine has plenty of torque to bring spirited acceleration, even with a full load, and it runs on regular fuel without power loss. Fuel economy ratings range up to 16 mpg city, 22 highway according to the EPA.

The engine is mated to a responsive 6-speed automatic transmission that includes a manual mode, and the Mazda CX-9 is offered with either standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The so-called Active Torque Split all-wheel drive system monitors a range of variables including steering angle and lateral acceleration to supply the best division of torque between the front and rear wheels; under ordinary driving conditions it sends 100 percent of torque to the front wheels but can send up to 50 percent to the back. The system is primarily designed for good performance and traction on-road, rather than off-road.

Handling is one of the distinguishing factors that Mazda emphasizes, compared to other crossover SUVs, and there's plenty of attention to suspension tuning in the Mazda CX-9. The 4-wheel independent setup uses low-friction struts in front and a multi-link rear configuration. Anti-roll bars are used front and rear to help minimize lean and engine-speed-sensitive power steering gives more feedback than is customary for vehicles of its type.

Even though performance is a priority, the Mazda CX-9 is a large vehicle with three rows of seating and a very well designed interior. Full-size adults will fit comfortably in the first two rows of seating, and the split-folding second row slides fore and aft about five inches. The 50/50-split third row folds flat to maximize cargo space at the back, and the second row folds easily to gain access. Even when the third row is up, Mazda says that there are 17.2 cubic feet of cargo space.

All the expected safety features are included on the Mazda CX-9 as well. They include electronic stability control with Roll Stability Control and anti-lock brakes with big vented discs all around, plus front side airbags, and side-curtain bags that cover all three rows.

Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims are offered for the Mazda CX-9. Even the base Sport comes with air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, a trip computer and a Bluetooth hands-free interface. The Touring model brings leather upholstery and power front seats, as well as an optional power liftgate, backup monitor, and upgraded Bose audio system, while the Grand Touring brings many more features, including rain-sensing wipers, an alarm system, a memory driver's seat, and Blind Spot Monitoring. Grand Touring models also get dressed up a bit more with bright door handles, wood instrument panel trim, and blue interior lighting, plus bright-finish 20-inch alloy wheels.

A towing package is optional on the front-wheel drive Grand Touring model and standard on the all-wheel drive version, featuring a heavy-duty transmission cooler and a revised engine control module, which allows the Mazda CX-9 to tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Other options include SIRIUS satellite radio, a dockable rear seat entertainment system with Game Boy Advance, and remote engine start.


Value Writeup

Mazda's CX-9 is a full size larger than Mazda's performance utility vehicle, the Mazda CX-7, and closely related to the Ford Edge; but compared to the Edge and most other crossover SUVs, it has a sportier character, and some might find the Mazda CX-9's overall package a bit more attractive. Even though the Mazda CX-9 is among the sleekest, more aggressively styled SUVs its size, it's also very roomy inside, with three real rows of seating and cargo space behind that.


Model News

The Mazda CX-9 carries into 2010 with only a few feature changes, the most notable of which being Mazda's new trademark five-point grille and new more boldly designed fog lamp housings. Out back, the taillights have been slightly changed, and new wheels have been added. Inside features a new steering wheel, and the speedometer and tachometer receive new blue halo outlines while the dash has been given additional chrome accents. Dolphin Grey joins the list of exterior colors, and Real Time Traffic (RTT) is now available.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
321.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
442.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/227.4

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.7 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
139.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
40.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.4 in

Front Hip Room
56.5 in

Second Head Room
39.0 in

Second Leg Room
39.8 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Hip Room
56.0 in

Third Head Room
35.4 in

Third Leg Room
32.4 in

Third Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Third Hip Room
43.7 in

Wheelbase
113.2 in

Length, Overall
199.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.2 in

Height, Overall
68.0 in

Track Width, Front
65.1 in

Track Width, Rear
64.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.0 in

Rear Door Opening Height
31.7 in

Rear Door Opening Width
47.3 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
48.9 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
19.0 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
46.1 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
100.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
48.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
17.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4334 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/60R18

Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18

Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
41.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V051000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 19, 2010

Component
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER

Potential Number of Units Affected
12300

Summary
MAZDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 CX-9 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRICALLY HEATED FRONT SEATS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY UNDER EXTREMELY COLD CONDITIONS FOR THE SEAT HEATER CONTROL CIRCUIT TO OVERHEAT AND FAIL DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ELECTRICAL GROUNDING.

Consequence
THIS MAY CAUSE BURN DAMAGE OF THE SEAT CUSHION SURFACE, OR A RISK OF SMOKE/FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL GROUND HARNESS ON THE SEAT HEATER CONTROL SYSTEM. THE SEAT HEATER CONTROL CIRCUIT WILL BE REPLACED IF NECESSARY AND/OR THE SEAT WILL BE REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE MARCH 9, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

MAZDA RECALL NO. 5810B. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V356000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 25, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
236,280

Summary
Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Mazda6, 2007-2011 CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Mazda is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles of these model years and models that were not originally sold or ever registered in either Zones A or B are not subject to this safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators ass...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 15, 2016. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9516E.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V451000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 20, 2015

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
193,484

Summary
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2007-2014 CX-9 vehicles manufactured October 24, 2006, to December 28, 2013. The affected vehicles have front suspension ball joints that may corrode from water leaking into the fitting.

Consequence
Over time, the ball joint corrosion may result in the front lower control arm separating from the ball joint, causing a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Mazda will notify owners, and dealers will replace both the left and right lower control arms, free of charge. In early September 2015, owners will be mailed an interim notification informing them of recall. When remedy parts are available, owners will be mailed a second notification. The recall will begin with model year 2007-2009 vehicles registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The second phase will be for model year 2010-2014 vehicles in the same states. Finally, all remaining vehicles will be remedied. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 8515G.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD & sport shift

Front wheel drive

Independent front MacPherson strut suspension

Independent rear multi-link suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Engine speed sensing pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/rear disc brakes w/twin piston front calipers

Dual bright finish exhaust tips

18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels

P245/60R18 all-season tires

T155/90R18 temporary spare

Body-color roof spoiler

Body-color front bumper

Halogen headlights

Body-color pwr mirrors

Rear privacy glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Variable intermittent rear wiper w/washer

Body-color door handles

AM/FM audio system w/CD/MP3 player, (6) speakers, aux input jack

Element type rear window antenna

Cloth seat trim

Front reclining bucket seats w/6-way manually adjustable driver seat

60/40 split fold-flat 2nd row reclining seats w/tilt & slide rear-access mechanism

3rd row seating

All position adjustable headrests

Front center console w/(2) cup holders

Front leather-wrapped center console armrest w/storage

2nd row center armrest w/(2) cup holders

(4) 3rd row cup holders

Full floor carpeting

1st/2nd/3rd row carpeted floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/mounted audio controls

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, (2) trip odometers, trip computer, coolant temp/fuel gauges, outside temp display, digital clock

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver & passenger one-touch up/down & anti-pinch

Pwr door locks w/2-stage unlocking

Keyless entry system w/retractable key

Bluetooth hands free operation

Cruise control

Engine immobilizer anti-theft system

3-zone automatic climate control

Rear heater ducts

Rear window defogger w/timer

Glove box w/lock

(3) auxiliary 12-volt pwr outlets

Front/rear door storage pockets w/bottle holders

Illuminated entry

Lighting-inc: front door/cargo courtesy lamps, ignition, map lamps, glove box

Dual sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors, extenders, cloth covers

Front driver-side seatback map pocket

Piano black interior trim

Overhead console w/sunglass storage

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Driver side footrest

(3) passenger assist grips

(2) rear coat hooks

Rear under floor storage

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Electronic brakeforce distribution

Traction control

Dynamic stability control

Roll stability control

Front/rear crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Driver & front passenger airbags -inc: passenger weight sensor

Front side airbags

Front/2nd row/3rd row side impact air curtains w/rollover protection

3-point seat belts for all seating positions

Front seat active headrests

Child safety rear door locks

Front belts w/pretensioners & force limiters

2nd row child seat lower anchors & tethers (LATCH system)

Crushable brake pedal assembly

 
NATIONAL DESTINATION CHARGE ADJUSTMENT
$0

 
ALASKA DESTINATION CHARGE ADJUSTMENT
$45

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL MICA PAINT
$200

 
LIQUID SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
DOLPHIN GRAY MICA
$0

 
STORMY BLUE MICA
$0

 
BRILLIANT BLACK
$0

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL MICA
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
TRAILER HITCH RECEIVER & COVER
$425

 
FRONT/REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$125

 
STAINLESS STEEL REAR BUMPER GUARD
$150

 
ROOF RAILS
$250

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$430

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS W/PWR DRIVERS SEAT
$490

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$125

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$350

 
BURGLAR ALARM
$200

 
AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR
$275

 
BACK UP CAMERA W/AUTO-DIMMING MIRROR DISPLAY
$665

 
RETRACTABLE CARGO COVER
$205

 
CARPETED & COLOR KEYED CARGO MAT
$80

 
CARGO NET
$40


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