The latest Mazda product introduction, the all-new Mazda 2007 CX-9
, is a seven -passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and arrives at Mazda dealerships in early 2007. The Mazda CX-9’s design sets new standards for style, while incorporating an interior of sophisticated elegance with class-leading space and unmatched versatility. CX-9 is a clean break from the traditional boxy SUVs crowding the U.S. market, deftly blending sporty driving spirit with seven-passenger SUV practicality.
CX-9 is a medium-sized crossover SUV riding on the class’s longest wheelbase to provide easy access to its three-row seating. There’s ample room for adults in every position and sufficient cargo space to accommodate modern American families. Under the sleek exterior is an interior that will impress demanding customers with its space, utility, versatility and premium features. The CX-9 is powered by a new 3.5-liter V6 with a peak output of approximately 250 horsepower (final CX-9 output ratings will be available in the full 2007 press kit).
Highlights of the 2007 CX-9 include:
- Powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine producing approximately 250 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and approximately 240 lb-ft torque at 4,500 rpm (final CX-9 output ratings will be available in the full 2007 press kit)
- Standard six-speed Sport A/T automatic transmission, which provides optimum acceleration and passing performance coupled with excellent highway fuel efficiency
- Available with 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
- Elegantly configured interior constructed with top-quality materials
- Available BOSE ® premium sound system with 10 speakers in a CENTERPOINT ® surround system; ceiling-mounted rear seat entertainment DVD system; DVD-based navigation system with 7-inch touch-sensitive display screen and backup camera
- Standard Roll Stability Control (RSC), which uses both body-roll rate and wheel speed sensors to determine when corrective action is necessary
- Standard side-curtain air bags which protect outboard passengers in all three seating rows