Mazda has redesigned its CX-9 for 2018 to stay ahead of the competition among the three-row SUV category and it was undoubtedly successful in its attempt. The sales record at the counters of dealerships that have Mazda CX-9 for sale, says that the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is selling at per with the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot, and many times it is leaving them behind.

What’s New for 2018

Features that got newly added for the 2018 model made it rise higher in grade in comparison to its previous year model. The 2018 Mazda CX_9 got improved almost at every aspect including the engine, transmission, safety features and smart driver assistance, seating arrangements, that helped this Mazda CX-9 model to stay afloat in the competitive market throwing a tough challenge to its rival models.

For all the trim levels of the 2018 Mazda CX-9, features have been upgraded to maintain a uniformity.

The Engine and Transmission:

All the trim models of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 are now given a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in combination with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Base trim Sport Touring and higher trim Grand Touring are made available with either a front-wheel-drive option or an AWD.

Interior Comfort

Most of the 2018 Mazda 3 trim models are seven seaters that are seen with a ‘tilt-and-slide’ feature that is mainly applicable to make the access easier for the second-row and last row seats. The interior upholstery material leaves no scope to complain, the neatly cushioned seats have the perfect angle to make the rides comfortable even after long hours of travel.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features:

To make the drives easy for the driver leaving less scope for human errors, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 provides its drivers with the latest driver assistance features that includes Automatic Braking System with Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear- Cross-Traffic Alert in addition to the already installed standard features we have seen on the base Sport model of 2017. These features help the driver soar through every road condition while preventing the car from encountering collisions or from rolling over. The increase in price especially on the Sport is due to the newly added features to the safety standards.

The Bottom Line

When I was searching for the Mazda for sale near me, the models that topped the search result along with the list of dealerships had 2018 Mazda CX-9 among the other 2018 Mazda models. The dealership experts were all unanimously supporting the fact that the driving dynamics in the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has been one of the major reasons that brought so much popularity to the model.

Apart from its stunning looks, the handling and overall performance were equally appreciable in 2018 Mazda CX-9. In other words it is a car that fulfills the dream of many buyers who prefer to have a vehicle that can combine the benefits of both an SUV with a near-to-luxury car features.