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Coming in four wonderful trims, Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover that blends great driving fun and utility that is churned out of a well-sorted chassis and a highly communicative steering. The exterior being beautifully designed, with a lengthy hood, a steeply planted windshield, with a fastback rear end lure the buyers to quite an intensive level. Peeping inside the cabin would simply make you feel the urge to get in.Clad in royal materials and stuffed with every feature you look for, the 2018 Mazda CX-9  has every reason to top the buyers list of favorites.

What’s New for 2018?

Not much changes are observed for the 2018 CX-9. With a blind-spot monitoring, Low-speed automated emergency braking, and a rear cross-traffic alert the CX-9 has gathered it all for its lineup. What one can add to this is Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control, that reduces the engine torque in a most inconspicuous manner.

Safety Package

A new Sport package is introduced for the Sport trim that offers only a suite of additional active safety features like

  • An adaptive cruise control,
  • Alane-keeping assist,
  • Automatic high-beams,
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Heated front seats with power adjustment for the driver and more.

The Touring trim has got enhancements in the power front with a fewadjustments in the front-seatslike a tilting function for the driver’s seat with a height increase and lumbar support for the front passenger seats. The Grand Touring models on the other hand now are featuring heated second-row seats as well as a heated steering wheel with a new color to add to the existing ones, namely the Soul Red Crystal.

Performance

When Mazda introduced its G-Vectoring Control to the CX-9 the feature gave the model a lead to get popular across the borders of the automobile market. Once the CX-9 is about to get in a corner, the system starts reducing the engine torque a little simply to help the driver settle with the front end of the vehicle and stay composed all along the turn.

Ridesand Handling

The CX-9 can be clearly categorized as one of the best family haulers in the current date. But what adds to its credit is its unexpected lightness on the feet, giving the driver the feeling of handling a small vehicle. The firm suspension is supple enough not to let any passenger complaints turn up even whiledriving through the rough stretches. The CX-9’s steering above all this imparts a great vigor that are quite rarely found in other crossovers. The steering remains accurate at all times culminating in giving the driver a bettercontrol during cornering, reversing or during taking sharp U-turns.

Fuel Economy

As a family car, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is highly fuel efficient in comparison to its rivals. The EPA has given an estimate of about 22 mpg in the city roads and a 28 mpg on the highways when driven with the front-wheel drive.

Summary

With a three-row seating arrangement and a fuel-efficient powertrain, the near-luxury interior of 2018 Mazda CX-9 can be termed as aperfect blend of robustness with aesthetic sense.