2008 Mazda CX-9 Top Comparisons

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2008 Mazda CX-9Review
GuruXBGSL writes:
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Vehicle had a bad wheel bearing and was burning up after a 1.4 mile test drive.

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Guru9QQBQS writes:
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A lot of BLIND spots Bad gas mileages Hard to read dash

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Guru9TPD85 writes:
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The car has a lot of issues been working on it since I got it

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2008 Mazda CX-9Review
Aimee writes:
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Comparable to Pilot, MDX, Sorento, Santa Fe w/ 3rd row.

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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand TouringReview
leviscanas writes:
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Fantastic!!! — Such a great car!!!! very fast for a family car, agile and powerful, I'd only like to have a a/c outlet in the third row, but so roomy, and conmfortable, so many toys inside, GREAT car, I love it!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: gas, room, ZOOM-ZOOM!!!!

Cons: N/A

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2008 Mazda CX-9 SportReview
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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

Pros: looks cool

Cons: expensive

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2008 Mazda CX-9Review
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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

Pros: room and handling

Cons: navgation sytem

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2008 Mazda CX-9Review
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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.

Pros: Build quality, style, comfort, space

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

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2008 Mazda CX-9 TouringReview
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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.

Pros: Good Value For Money

Cons: Brakes Could be better

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2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 4WDReview
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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!

Pros: Transmission, styling, driving

Cons: mpg

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Review By Gary

This vehicle is phenomenal, super smooth and quiet ride .perhaps to date this is the best vehicle I’ve ever owned. Read More

2021 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Review By charles

Cx9 is the reliable, luxurious, 7 seater vehicle which has all safety features, and the best value for second sales as well. Read More

Review By Guru9K24V9

Well equipped. Roomier Than CX-5 but not as ponderous as Telluride. Good value without the obscene markups found on other cars. Read More

2020 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Review By Will

I think if more people were aware of the quality of the CX-9 and put their hands on one, they would love it! I wasnt looking at the Mazda. I was looking at the Telluride or Palisade, until I stumbled ... Read More

Review By GuruJW5LV

Reliability, fun to drive, economical, classy and luxurious. Read More

2019 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Review By Carrie

even the sport trim is luxury feeling. very nice finishes. smooth drive, smooth brakes, quiet ride, peppy engine. very fun to drive which is rare for a 3 row suv. zoom zoom! Read More

Review By Guru5BZ55

I love it! This car was a great choice...features are wonderful! Read More

2018 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Review By Caraalliewalker

Love the car! Wish it had apple car play Read More

Review By Dr. Joseph

comfortable and money worth, quality could compare with high end brands Read More

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