The 2014 Mazda6 isn’t the only vehicle people are going to be excited to see at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show – the new and redesigned Mazda CX-9 is also making its debut for the 2013 model year with the new KODO ‘Soul of Motion’ design theme.
“Since its launch in 2007, CX-9 is without a doubt Mazda’s flagship SUV,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). “Always a strong segment competitor, this refreshed mid-size SUV will continue to impress consumers looking for versatility and finesse with its athletic styling, unrivaled dynamics and dependable safety.”
Power comes from a 3.7 liter V6 engine making 273-hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 2013 Mazda CX-9 is available with front-wheel-drive as standard and all-wheel-drive is optional. EPA-rated fuel-economy comes in at 17/24 mpg (city/highway) for the FWD models and 16/22 mpg for the AWD model.
Th 2013 CX-9 is offered in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims, and all models offer three-zone automatic climate control air conditioning, cruise control, anti-pinch power windows with one-touch up/down operation for front windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry with a retractable key, a trip computer, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a Bluetooth hands-free audio and phone system, a 5.8-inch multi-information display (MID) in-dash screen and enhanced audio features with HD Radio Technology, Pandora and audio receipt and reply of smartphone messages. USB and auxiliary jack connection ports also are standard.
– By: Omar Rana