Mazda USA came through with the 2018 Mazda CX-9! Check out this Auburn leather interior option with the woodgrain throughout the console.
I’m searching for my next vehicle since my lease is up at the end of the year and it is soooo stressful making the decision. 3rd row, sunroof, and leather interior and this baby fits the bill. Maybe I’ll be back in a Mazda again for my next vehicle? I’ll be checking out this signature version for the week and i’ll keep you guys updated on my thoughts! #DriveMazda
My favorite thing about this model is the interior. This is perfect for people with young children who still want that snazzy eye catching look.
This leather seating feels more like pleather to me, its much softer and crinkles and might tear more easily, but the color hides stains well while still being flashy and bright.
The Auburn color wouldn’t be complete without the woodgrain details. I liked this so much I checked around my local dealerships for this interior combo but didn’t find any nearby. If you like it, you may have to design your own model on their site if you aren’t lucky enough to have one near you. But they DO exist!
The front looks like any other Mazda. The grill is huge and flashy and the headlights are bright halogens. There is front camera there but it isn’t visible.
This allows for the follow alert where it tracks how close you are to tailgating the car ahead of you. This helps because I definitely get distracted by my boys sometimes and hubby says I tend to follow too close. It’s a good reminder to fall back.
I’m not sure about your experience with 3rd row seats, but mine is pretty narrow. In the fact that there are only 2 options I’ve noticed in the many vehicles I’ve seen with 3rd row… squishy … or slightly squishy. Never a huge 3rd row aside from my Ford Explorer, the SUVs always make you wish for more leg room but usually its for the kids anyway.
These seats in the back fold down easily, as well as the head rest, so it’s quick getting in and out. The trunk space isn’t bad for the size of this vehicle either.
I could fit a bunch of groceries even with the seats up, but other then that probablu just a compact stroller unless the seats are in down position. I guess that’s part of the sacrifice of the extra 3rd row seating.
Some last bonus’ for me with this vehicle is the heated steering wheel. Perfect for winter weather and not many vehicles have this option!
The 2nd row has its own temperature controls as well as heated seats controlled across the middle row as well which is awesome. (Although crumbs easily get stuck in the holes.. ugg..)
The is alot going on with the console, and I couldn’t test out everything for the week I had this vehicle, but as a previous Mazda owner, I can tell yupi Mazda hasn’t slipped.
The car is packed with great features and didn’t disappoint. Very smooth ride and we felt safe the whole way any road we were on.
Good job Mazda! Zoom zoom!