Why It Matters: The rotary engine is a cornerstone in the house of Mazda. Also, the MX-5 Miata could use a teammate to help zoom things up a bit. Mazda also has a wealth of Skyactiv components that could come in handy here. Powertrain : Mazda acknowledges that 50 engineers have toiled eight years developing a new 16X two-rotor engine.
2019 Mazda CX-9
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The Mazda CX-9 is the anti- crossover of crossovers. Its inspired dynamics and peppy turbocharged engine emphasize performance above all else. And like its smaller CX-3 and CX-5 siblings, the CX-9's upscale, attractive cues — both inside and out — stand above most of its less-inspired classmates. But in part because of its emphasis on agility and stylish features, key areas like utility and tech take a back seat in the cramped third row. Mazda, yet again, nails crossover styling with its largest offering. This is the best-looking vehicle in its class.
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Take the show on the road! Our Rear Seat Entertainment System features dual 8-inch headrest-mounted LCD monitors and two sets of wireless headphones for occupants in the second row. Help protect your alloy wheels from theft. Unique lug pattern makes these locks virtually tamper-proof. Chrome finish.
Three-row crossovers are great for hauling kids and cargo, but they aren't always pleasing to drive. The Mazda CX-9 is a rare example of a crossover that still blends a great deal of driving fun with all the utility thanks to a well-sorted chassis and communicative steering. Also, the CX-9 is beautifully designed exterior looks the part, with a long hood, steeply raked windshield, and sweeping rear end.