2016 Mazda CX-9 Named Best Midsize Crossover SUV

February 8th, 2017 by


If you’ve been paying attention to the crossover SUV segment over the last year, then you probably heard a lot about the 2016 Mazda CX-9. This crossover returned to the market fully redesigned for the 2016 model year and, as a result, has garnered great praise throughout the industry. Among the many accolades attributed to this family-friendly crossover this year was the distinction of Best Midsize Crossover SUV from Digital Trends. Check out how it earned this award, along with some model highlights and other industry nods, before taking the trip from South Windsor or Vernon to Mazda of Manchester in Manchester, CT.

How Did Digital Trends Decide on the Best Midsize Crossover SUV?

When compiling their list of best crossover SUVs for 2016 and then paring it down to the 2016 Mazda CX-9, Digital Trends considered models that most adeptly combine capabilities with utility—and it’s no surprise that the Mazda CX-9 came out on top.

Powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, the Mazda CX-9 is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. It’s also offered with predictive i-ACTIV AWD®, an advanced all-wheel drive system that is able to monitor conditions on the road and adjust the amount of power being sent to the wheels to maximize traction and increase control. The best part is that none of this keeps this crossover SUV from being incredible fuel-efficient, too, as EPA estimates come in at up to 28 mpg highway. On top of all that, the Mazda CX-9 can comfortably seat up to seven passengers across three rows of seats and contains a maximum storage area of 71.2 cubic feet.

Additional Accolades

Digital Trends isn’t the only auto reviewer to give top marks to the 2016 Mazda CX-9. Here’s what some other noteworthy reviewers had to say:

  • Motor Trend – “Like its SUV of the Year-winning predecessor, this new family machine might reset the bar for fun-to-drive, efficient family transportation.”
  • Kelley Blue Book – “Mazda understands that just because you needs a larger vehicle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a rewarding driving experience of high style.”

Come Check Out the New Mazda CX-9

Mazda of Manchester would like to be the #1 destination for East Hartford and Glastonbury drivers in search of new Mazda vehicles. Visit our showroom today, located at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, CT, to browse our inventory of the Mazda CX-9 today. Contact us for more information!

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