Who does not love a road trip? The nostalgic feeling of the anticipation and excitement of the unseen. The old fashion way of experiencing a vacation with your family. I can remember the days of going on a road trip, when my parents would rent a minivan for the occasion. It was the way of long distance travel. The automobile Gods have given us a new way of travel. A way to travel in a luxury vehicle made to be comfortable for a large family, have all the latest technology to satisfy everyone in the family and drive in style.
I recently had the opportunity to spend the last two weeks of summer with my family traveling with Mazda. I was given the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD to test drive and enjoy with my family. Having a large family requires having a vehicle that will be large enough to give everyone enough space to be comfortable. There is no way to even attempt any road trip with in a cramped vehicle. It will be a total failure from the beginning. Lucky enough the 2017 Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV that has three rows allowing a family of seven to fit comfortably. The seats are made with comfort in mind. The second row gives your passengers the freedom of moving the row forward or backwards, to provide each passenger enough room to provide comfort based on your families needs. The Mazda CX-9 interior was designed with style in mind with all the signature trim, premium Nappa leather, sculpted artful aluminum, and genuine Rosewood that will give your family a feeling of driving in pure luxury. There is enough interior cargo room that can be configured to suit your needs. You can easily fit your family of seven and still fit a great amount of luggage in the trunk area. If you are needing to pack up the kids along with some players of their sports team and some equipment you can rest assure that your car pooling with be a hit in style and comfort. If your family can pack a meal like mine, then visiting your local grocery store and packing a cart or two into the Mazda CX-9 won’t be a problem. No matter what your families needs are you can easily put down the third row, the second room, or just a couple of seats without any issues.
This vehicle is designed with family living in mind. With technology being the main focus of communication you know very well that you can not go on a road trip without having enough USB inputs to keep your entire families technology charged. The Mazda CX-9 is equipped with 4 USB inputs. The driver and front passenger seat has setback pockets that will store all of the must haves to make your family comfortable through out the trip. The cargo area is equipped with storage boxes and plenty of under floor storage. The driver’s seat is designed to provide your back support throughout your trip with power lumbar support. If your family is like my family then you need a vehicle with an amazing audio and entertainment system. The Mazda CX-9 has an amazing Bose Centerpoint2 surround sound audio system with 12 speakers the will have the entire family dancing in your seats. I enjoyed being able to access easily the 8inch full color touch screen display that allowed me to access so many different applications to keep everyones request from Pandora, Sirius XM, Stitcher, and so many more options.
Traveling in a vehicle that is safe is the main priority. You can rest assure that Mazda had that in mind when they designed the Mazda CX-9. The vehicle is equipped with advanced front air bags, with passenger weight sensors. Has front side-impact air bags and side impact air curtains with rollover protection. Each seat is equipped with 3 point seat belts. The Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake Force and Brake Assist will give you the security you need to stop on time and in a safely manner. The Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control System and Trailer Stability Assist will allow you to have a safe sleek ride. A rearview camera, Roll Stability Control, Advance Bling Sport Monitoring With Rear Cross Traffic Alert (My favorite feature), Lane Keep Assist are just some of the features offered in the Mazda CX9 that will provide your family a safe trip.
I loved driving the Mazda CX9, the ride was smooth. I enjoyed being able to change my riding mode to Turbo when I was on the highway to give my ride some power. It is equipped with the SKYACTIVE engine, Turbo 160 valve 4 cylinder. It was Automatic transmission with 6 driving speeds that I can easily change to my personal driving preferences with the click of a button with manual shift and sports mode.
After driving the Mazda CX9 for two weeks, it was so hard to let it go. It might just be my next vehicle. It is the perfect vehicle for families. This crossover SUV will check off all of your must haves on your automobile shopping list. To learn more visit MazdaUSA.com
Thank you Mazda USA for allowing me to test drive the Mazda CX9!