2012 LA: 2013 Mazda CX-9 goes KODO with better looks

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.

2012 LA Auto Show

– By: Omar Rana