Mazda CX-9 - the largest car in the Mazda model range.
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The crossover Mazda CX-9 has a younger sister - Mazda CX-7. These two models are united by an exterior design solution and a common platform. True, the CX-9 is significantly larger than the relative in size, it is comparable in size to such giants as the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GL-class or Chevrolet Tahoe. As for the interior, then the analogy with the CX-7 is meaningless. The older sister offers more convenience, improved quality of materials and increased acoustic comfort. According to the manufacturer, engineers worked on acoustic comfort very carefully. In particular, a sound-absorbing foam material has been applied to 22 areas of the body, effectively insulating the cabin from road noise. The car is designed for six people. In the cabin they placed three rows of seats, and there was enough space for everyone, even the passengers of the gallery, which was achieved thanks to a record wheelbase of 2875 mm.
The Japanese paid special attention to ergonomics of the driver's seat. The chair can be adjusted in the longitudinal direction and height. An electrically adjustable lumbar cushion and a memory system of three positions are present. The 6-speed automatic lever is located quite high, which makes it easy to control the box in any mode. Audio and cruise control controls are on the steering wheel. The front panel is made underlined strict. Devices with black dials, illuminated by diffused light, bordered with silver frames. Leather seats (black or sandy colors to choose from) are decorated with pretty decorative seams.
The heart of the Mazda CX-9 is a 3.7 liter V6 engine with a capacity of 277 hp, which is aggregated with an automatic 6-speed ActiveMatic transmission using the unique Active Torque Split AWD power distribution system. Average fuel consumption is only 13.5 liters. Acceleration to a hundred takes 10.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 181 km / h. The engine has a respectable torque of 366 Nm at 4250 min-1. It has a high compression ratio (10.3) and an electronic throttle control system. This provides an immediate response to pressing the gas pedal.
The car is equipped with a McPherson strut front suspension that attaches to the subframe. The latter is connected to the body at six points through rubber supports. This provides good damping properties of the suspension, as well as fast and accurate response of the car to the actions of the wheel. The Mazda CX-9 is fitted with a power steering rack and pinion. The rear multi-link suspension uses one longitudinal and two transverse levers on each side.
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The Stability Control system, which is included in the basic configuration, helps prevent wheel locking and slipping on slippery surfaces, skidding development, makes it possible to maintain directional stability and avoid tipping. If the accident could not be avoided, the driver and passengers will receive front, side airbags, inflatable curtains, as well as active front head restraints. The basic equipment includes climate control, power windows, door locks with servo drives, cruise control, alloy wheels 18 ", as well as the rear door with electric and remote control.
In 2012, the second restyling of the first generation of the model debuted. No significant changes were made to the structure of the car, the update was reduced to a spectacular and effective facelift in the spirit of the current style line of the brand and to a significant replenishment among the options.
This time, the exterior of the crossover has changed much more significantly than during the first update (2009). The design is designed in the corporate style of KODO, which made the large family car more sporty and aggressive. New spectacular narrow optics with LED running lights, bumper that survived plastic surgery, a modified grille, powerful and massive wheel arches and new rims of the updated Mazda CX-9 are clearly to the face. At the stern, the modernizers sharpened the cut of the rear lights, made angrier bumper bends and replaced the aggressive trapezoidal nozzles with ordinary round ones.
The car looks bright and stylish. The successful design hides the external dimensions: the length is 5096 millimeters, the width is 1936 millimeters, and the height is 1728 millimeters. The size of the ground clearance reaches 204 millimeters.
A rather trivial interior hides behind the renewed emotional appearance. Highlighting the scales on the dashboard instead of the old colors has become noble-moon. There are new inlays, as well as a different leather trim with suede splashes hinting at premium and another knob of the automatic transmission handle. Designers sought to make the crossover as comfortable as possible for the driver and achieved amazing results. Salon impressive ergonomics. The glovebox and door pockets are huge, all controls are clear and comfortable, and the seats are wide and comfortable.
On the second row expanse. It is comfortable even for three adult passengers. The sofa is adjustable in the longitudinal direction, and on the center console there is a simple, but still a separate unit of the air conditioning system.
Trunk volume is impressive. Even with a raised gallery, there are 267 liters of space, but with the rear sofa folded, the owner of the CX-9 already has all 928 liters. If you remove both rows, the cargo compartment CX-9 is able to accommodate 1.9 cubic meters. You can only visit a small step, which is formed if you fold the second row of seats. The tailgate is equipped with electric.
The base of the updated Mazda CX-9 crossover: leather interior, three-zone climate control, multimedia system, power seats, rain and light sensors, keyless entry system, rear-view camera, bi-xenon headlights, 20-inch wheels and many more. Two packages of optional equipment are offered. The first is the Bose audio system with ten speakers and navigation. The second is the same joys plus a power sunroof, automatic high-beam headlights, lane control, tracking dead zones and an obstacle warning system in front. (All of them, with the exception of the audio system, were absent on the dorestayling model).
There are no fundamental changes in the architecture and design of the Mazda CX-9. As before, in Russia, the crossover is sold with a 3.7-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 277 horsepower, a 6-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. The maximum speed of this modification of the Mazda CX-9 is 192 kilometers per hour. Fuel consumption on the highway is 9 liters, and in the city - 15.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
A car is manufactured in Japan at a plant in Hiroshima.