2008 Mazda CX-9 User Reviews

2008 Mazda CX-9 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Steven writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring Review
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Zoom-zoom, comfort

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Little short on stowage for small items; limited luggage capacity with third seat in use.

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Mazda Cx-9 — Very comfortable to get in and out of; anybody should be able to find a comfortable seating position except perhaps (much) shorter drivers. Great accommodation in the cabin for up to 7 and usable third-row seating. There is not a lot of storage space in the console or elsewhere though. Respectable acceleration off the line, really stout midrange torque and horsepower. Excellent steering feel and response. Excellent stopping performance for a big vehicle. EPA estimated gas mileage of 16/22 seems just about spot-on based on eight months of driving.

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Sammy writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring Review
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Mazda Cx-9 Zoom Zooming — Love the fact that I can haul the family in style. Lots of features that made it very luxurious > Xenon lights, LED Tail Lights, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear View Camera, Rear Seat Entertainment System, Bose Surround, Auto Sensing Wipers, Memory Power Seats, Power Liftgate, Keyless Ignition. Hate the MPG (avg 16 mpg), no Trip Computer and crappy NAV.

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Jennifer writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport Review
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5

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looks cool

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expensive

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Awesome Family Crossover — good for hauling lots of leg room great features awesome acceleration gas mileage pretty decent very fun to drive so much better than a minivan hauling the kids around expensive but worth every penny make sure to get the 4wd

Primary Use: Family transportation

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HollEagle writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Review
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room and handling

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navgation sytem

HollEagle
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Best Crossover — i pick up my new cx9 5 mounts ago its the grand torinng fulloaed. and i love my 3 kids love it as well!!its amazing in the snow i felt safe. its a lot nicer than my 2005 ford explore limited.i test drived a lott of crossovers like the ford edge, auid q7, mersadies benz ml 350 all wheel drive and the gmc acadia

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Tftignor writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4WD Review
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5

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Perfect size for family of four with two dogs. Great for carpool to school. Navigation and entertainment center is great.

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Fuel economy and ride is more like a sports car that an SUV.

Tftignor
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I Would Definitely Buy It Again With No Regrets. — AWD, DVD player functionality. Should have home link garage door openers. Glad I bought the extended service. We had a drive-shaft go at 89 k. Still have some time and mileage left on the ESC. I wish the ride was adjustable, sport (which it is), and cruise or luxury (which I wish it had for the long drives)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ian writes:
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5

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Build quality, style, comfort, space

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Expensive satnav, no rear DVD option, Mazda Australia roof racks

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2008 Mazda Cx-9 Luxury — I've only had my CX-9 for a few days, but I have to say it's probably the nicest vehicle I've owned. I compared the CX-9 with the Territory and the Kluger before I bought, and it was the best in terms of quality (interior and exterior fit, finish and materials) and the features for the price. The Territory doesn't even come close to either the Toyota or the Mazda in terms of build and materials quality; I don't care what the Australian motoring magazines and websites say (and I'm a die-hard Ford guy who's owned/restored a number of Mustangs, and have owned 6 other Fords before buying the Mazda). Leather, trim materials, controls, etc are very high standard, especially compared to the domestic offerings. Seats are more comfortable than the Territory and offer easier adjustment as well. The seat memory paired with individual keys is also a great feature where you have more than one regular driver, and your settings differ significantly. Paint quality seems very good with minimal factory orange peel, and nice, deep even color. Can't comment on how it will hold up over time if abused, because mine will always been well cared for. Ease of access and flexibility of the third row seats beats the other two hands down. Having the split third row seats adds a lot of flexibility. I'm 188cm, and I can sit in there and be relatively comfortable, though I wouldn't want to be in there for too long. There's still a reasonable amount of space with the third row up to fit a couple of overnight bags, and definitely more room than the other two. The Kluger had better third row ventilation (overhead), but the Territory has none at all. The handling is fantastic, and the engine and transmission work very well together. I find that it take a bit of throttle input to invoke urgency in the acceleration, but when you do it certainly leaves the Territory flat footed. The Toyota was more "sprightly" off the line, but I found that this made it difficult to get a smooth start, and it responded almost too quickly to slight modulations of the throttle even when underway. The Mazda is much easier to drive smoothly, and when you want it to go, all you need to do is dip into the throttle a bit more. It rides firmer and flatter than the other two as well. Steering is light at slower speeds, but is also fine for the highway. Not sure if the power steering assist is speed sensitive, but it does feel like it is (i.e. seems firmer once at highway speeds). Basically, I looked over and drove all three back to back, and the CX had it all over the other two, especially when it came to what I could negotiate on price. The Mazda dealer I dealt with was much more willing to move on the price, and as a consequence it was a significantly better deal than the other two (comparing AWD top of the line models for each). My only gripes are that the roof racks offered over here are garbage (but I'm currently sourcing a set of the North American racks from Canada), satnav should be standard in the Luxury model (and allow for at least 3 CDs instead of only 1 in the factory Mazda optioned satnav), and the lack of an available factory rear DVD/entertainment system (which is, again, an option on the CX-9 in North America but for some reason we miss out). Other than that, I'm stoked about my CX-9 and can't wait to hop in for a drive every morning.

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Mohammed writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Touring Review
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5

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Good Value For Money

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Brakes Could be better

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Cx9 Review — Cx9 is an excellent car which woth its value, for the shap I see it the best looking SUV comparing it to other cars, before buying a car the car I have visited all the car dealers and tried their car, I would admit that the CX9 was the best among other SUV interm of overal ranking. Brakes could be better, I think mazda would need to improve the brake system and include sensors in the CX9.

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Adi writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4WD Review
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5

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Transmission, styling, driving

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mpg

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Best Crossover In The Class! Cx9 — Best crossover in the class! The styling and built quality are good. 3.7 liters engines, provide 275 hp and 366NM torque, enough power and torque to run 0-100 kilometer per hour in 8.1 seconds. Six speeds Activematic transmission is smooth. Really fun to drive, never disapointed. Gas consumption about 7 km per liter in the urban area and about 9 km per liter in the highway.Zoom-zoom!

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Robert writes:
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4WD Review
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power , awd , navigation,mp3,res,leather , 7 passanger

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fuel efficiency

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Very Smooth, Fun To Drive — great features what you would expect in a luxury car

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Great Family Vehicle That Drives Like A Car 1/2 Its Size By Mando113

I really love this car. The gas mileage is the only downside, though all cars in this size category have pretty bad MPGs. I'm 6'4" and this is one of the most comfortable cars I have driven for both m... Read More

Family Oriented Car, Instead Of A Van (family With 3 To 4 Kids) By Sedson

Likes: Good driving and V6 engine, 7 places, cargo space if needed for shopping, design more related to female/family oriented. Dislikes: Don't like the main console, to simple and not too much info ... Read More

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2011 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Great Car - Great Mid-size Cross-over!!!! By Mnkgj2013

Great crossover with great gadgets, mpg, and very comfortable ride. Not enough room for larger family. 3rd row is difficult to get into and the Cargo space lacking. Overall a very affordable cross-ove... Read More

Best Car I Have Ever Had! By Mvanheemst

I love my car! It has everything you could ever want in it. Power lift gate, seats and mirrors. Heated seats, rear backup camera, sunroof, keyless entry, v6, third row seats, Bose stereo system wit... Read More

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2010 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Amazing By drmlprd

A great family car. Perfect with 1 or 2 kids. Amazing style. Love the design and its performance. Its a fully loaded and still trying to figure out few features in it. Overall my best car I owned so f... Read More

Great Car !!! By James

Acceleration: Okay, due to the size of the vehicle Braking: great Handling: great Build Quality: No repairs so far, maintenance cost is low. Appearance: Great exterior, ok interior (but it's not a lux... Read More

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2009 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

I Love My Cx9 By smac5

We came from a Nissan Murano which we were very disappointed with. We gave up the third row in my Durango for better gas mileage and I was getting about the same in the Murano. We needed more space as... Read More

The Most Gangsta Family Car Evar By Sarosh

Excellent quality and build materials. A great bang for the buck in this car in terms of luxury. Performance is spirited and car is very agile. Maintainance is low and the car is a dream to drive. Tot... Read More

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2007 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Loved This Car Since We First Test Drove It. By Eddie

Features of this car were exactly what we were looking for in a car. My wife and I absolutely fell in love with the car. The third row is nice for if we have extra riders and that it doubles as extra ... Read More

Pam's Cx-9 By Pamela

Performance-great acceleration has a lot of get up and go.Handling of this vehicle is easy. Good for long trips or just trips around town. This is a fun vehicle to drive gets lot of looks and is a cla... Read More

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