Mazda’s CX-9 is is the reigning North American Truck of the Year and the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year.

The CX-9 has received 5-stars in frontal and side impact crashes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle safety tests and a top rating of “Good” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

CX-9 blends sporty driving spirit with seven-passenger SUV practicality. CX-9 is powered by a 273-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine and features Roll Stability Control and an available advanced Blind Spot Monitoring system.

Also new to the CX-9 is the Mazda accessory Dockable DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System for moonroof equipped vehicles.

Highlights of the 2009 CX-9 include: six-speed Sport A/T automatic transmission; front-wheel drive or Mazda’s Active Torque Split all-wheel drive system; stiff unibody chassis provides a sound foundation for a poised ride and agile handling; sophisticated appearance with rising belt line, bold wheel and tire emphasis and steeply angled windshield and backlight.

The 2009 Mazda CX-9 features an elegantly configured interior constructed with top-quality materials and an available BOSE premium sound system with 10 speakers, plus an available navigation system with 7-inch screen and backup camera and power liftgate.

Base model estimated mpg: 16/22

Estimated starting price: $29,820

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