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2013 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD

After spending some time roaming the Hill Country of central Texas with Mazda's new Mazda6 and CX-5 with the 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine, I got a round with the redesigned CX-9 back in Michigan. The three-row Mazda crossover comes to court in the 2013 model year with the same 3.7-liter V6 engine that we've sampled before (still making 273 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque), though the nose that wraps it has been updated with the same "Kodo" design language that marks out the CX-5 and friends. I had quite recently spent time in our long-term Nissan Pathfinder, so I felt better... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.7L V6
Power:
273 HP / 270 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
As-Tested Price:
$39,605
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