2015 MAZDA CX-9: Unmistakably Mazda, the 2015 CX-9 is the largest vehicle in the lineup, available in three trim levels – Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. The ‘15 CX-9 is outfitted with a single transmission option – an Aisin-supplied six-speed Sport AT automatic with a manual mode. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on CX-9 models while an optional Active Torque All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system is available for all trim levels. The seven-passenger, three-row mid-size sport utility vehicle include new color options, a new 20-inch wheel design and the availability of Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Each CX-9 comes equipped with a 3.7 liter V-6 engine that produces 273 horsepower. When combined with the six-speed Sport AT, the powertrain offers up to 3,500 pound towing capacity. Visually, the sleek CX-9 continues Mazda's KODO "Soul of Motion" design cues that starts with the slight snarl of the five-point front grille with chrome trim that flows up into the eagle-eyed headlights. The steeply raked windshield compliments the brawny fender arches, and the CX-9 rolls on standard 18-inch and optional 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in all-season tires. Spacious cabin provides a respectable 17.2 cubic feet of cargo room even with middle and third row occupants, and when both rows are fold flat, there is up to 100.7 cu. ft. of storage space from the lift gate and up toward the back of the front seats. Standard in Touring and Grand Touring models is a Blind Spot Monitoring system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a rearview camera. Rear backup sensors also are standard for both trim levels. An available package offers a premium Bose 10-speaker surround sound system, a TomTom-based in-dash navigation system with real-time traffic, a power lift gate, keyless entry and start system, a moonroof and fog lights.
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