Mazda CX-9 2007 review

Even though the Mazda Tribute — a version of the Ford Escape compact SUV — has been on sale for years, SUVs don't come to mind when I think of Mazda. Instead, I see Miatas and RX-7s — sporty cars.

That said, Mazda took the right approach with the new seven-seat CX-9 crossover by giving it a sporty look that both reaffirms Mazda's brand image and is likely to appeal to more buyers than conventional SUVs do. Add a roomy interior, refined engine and transmission, and carlike handling, and the CX-9 is an attractive entry that seems more than able to hold its own against other full-size crossovers like the new Saturn Outlook.

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New for 2009
The CX-9 receives minor equipment changes for 2009. A trip computer is standard on all models, and all-wheel-drive versions now come standard with a towing package. Sirius Satellite Radio and Blue ...

WindshieldWipers and Washer
The ignition switch must be in the ON position. WARNING: Use only windshield washer fluid or plain water in the reservoir: Using radiator antifreeze as washer fluid is dangerous. If sprayed on t ...

Information Display
Information Display Functions The information display has the following functions: - Clock. - Ambient Temperature Display (Outside Temperature Display, Fully Automatic Type Air Conditioning Sy ...