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Mazda CX-9 News
The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 starts at $32,420. That's just a little bit higher than its competitors and quite a bit more than it was last year. Considering all the new tech, it might be worth it.
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 debuts at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it certainly isn't lacking for style. The three-row crossover introduces the brand's 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
When deciding between a closeout model and the same car from the latest model year, there are several important factors to consider.
Mazda is recalling 193,484 examples of the 2007-14 CX-9 over corroded suspension ball joints, starting in the northeastern quadrant of the country.
NHTSA is opening an investigation into the 2007-2008 Mazda CX-9 after six complaints of a lower ball joint in the front suspension separating while driving.
Mazda has a lot going on these days, what with launching the new Mazda6 and Mazda3, with the new Mazda2 just around the corner. We know the new Miata is also on the way, and after that it looks like the next vehicle in its lineup due for an overhaul is the CX-9 crossover, due to launch by 2016. The move makes sense because the CUV is growing long in the tooth. It was first introduced in 2007 and was refreshed twice since then.
General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However, Honda, Mazda and Kia fared badly with their entries earning Poor ratings in the Overall safety category.