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The Mazda brand has paid homage to its native country over the years since its inception. The company is based in Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. Here, they produced some of the world’s most prestigious car models like the Mazda CX-9. They have just released the new Mazda CX-9 model for 2020. So far, it has all the hallmarks that the most exceptional car in the SUV category would have.


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History of Mazda CX-9

This Mazda model was first introduced into the market in 2007, and it’s a crossover full-size SUV. At the time of the release, it was one of the bigger cars that was manufactured by Mazda. Perhaps this is because it was a replacement for the MPV minivan from Mazda that had been mainly marketed in North America. 


The unveiling of the Mazda CX-9 happened in New York at the International Auto Show of 2006. At the time, the SUV came with a gasoline 3.5-liter Cyclone V6 engine from Ford. The model had front side airbags and all-round side curtain airbags, traction control systems, and dynamic stability.


In 2009 it was revamped and fitted with a 3.7-liter Cyclone V6 engine to make it even more powerful. It got a makeover around the bumper with both lower and upper grills. The tail lights also got a slightly different design, and the interior was fitted with plusher materials. This new model was a level up in terms of comfort and performance.


The upgrade in 2013 of the CX-9 gave the car a sleeker look with sports like features thanks to the brand’s new Kodo design iteration. The design featured a restyled front as well as slimmer headlights. It also had modern fog lamps, and the tailgate was reworked into a rear-end with sharper lines. The single broad grille completed the new look on the outside while on the inside, a new dashboard and steering wheel gave it a fantastic sense of style. This model retained its 3.7-liter Cyclone V6 engine, but it was available in the standard model and an AWD model.


The 2016 model of CX-9 featured a better gearbox, a lighter overall weight of the car, and a sculpted lower bumper. It also came through as Mazda’s largest SUV model, and it featured standard LED lights both on the tail and headlights. The engine was swapped for a 2.5 SKYACTIV engine, which is made in-house by Mazda. It has a top signature trim that is endowed with LED grille accent lights, which highlight its aesthetic features. 


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Mazda CX-9 technological features


The predictive i-ACTIV AWD is the primary distinctive technology in a Mazda CX-9 that makes it one of the most popular brands on the market. It automatically adjusts the traction of the car, enabling the driver to stay safe and have better control of the vehicle. It prevents the wheels from slipping on wet roads. The system can be integrated with the driver’s smartphone enabling the driver to pick up calls and answer texts without taking their eyes off of the road.


The vehicle also utilizes the SKYACTIV 2.5 T engine, which consumes fuel efficiently. Mazda has incorporated the exceptional 320 lb-ft torque that features the 97 octane fuel at 2,000 rpm to give the vehicle power when in motion.


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Mazda comfort features

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2020 Mazda CX-9


The 2020 model of Mazda CX-9 is fitted with heated seats and a heated steering wheel to keep the drivers warm during the winter season. The leather-trimmed upholstery offers luxuriant seating, allowing one to drive for long periods without feeling tired.


The car can start with the push of a button, which guarantees that car owners are not likely to lose the ignition keys. It has rain-sensing wipers on the windshield that pop up and begin to swipe automatically in the rain. Another comfort feature on the CX-9 Mazda model is the moonroof that allows light and air into the cabin without having to open the glass panel. 


Many customers have praised the rosewood interior accents of this model, which gives it a stylish yet elegant look. Perhaps the best comfort feature is the SIRIUSXM satellite radio and 12 speaker premium BOSE sound system, which is custom-built for the 2020 CX-9. This model vehicle represents entertainment at its best.


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Mazda CX-9 visual features

This vehicle offers drivers with excellent visuals all around for safety purposes on the road and for pedestrians crossing. It also has features like an adaptive front lighting system, which adjusts the vehicle’s front lights to the driving circumstances. The system also points the vehicle’s low beam headlights to the car's direction.


It also features the lane keep assist and lane departure warning features, which help the driver stay on their correct lane at all times. The Mazda radar cruise control helps keep the car a safe distance from the vehicle in front even when the car is at full speed. This helps the driver make the correct judgment call when driving under all types of weather.


The 2020 model of the Mazda CX-9 also has traffic sign recognition to keep the driver alert and avoid illegal actions, especially when the driver is pre-occupied. It also comes with pedestrian detection to avoid accidents where the driver doesn’t have clear visibility.


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Why the Mazda CX-9

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The 2020 model of CX-9 is the epitome of safety, entertainment, and elegance on the road. It has 27 sensory monitors that keep tabs on the user’s driving ability at a rate of 200 times every second. This new model comes in AWD and full i-ACTIVSENSE features, making it a serene experience on the road. 


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In short, the Mazda CX-9, regardless of generation, is an excellent car and worth considering. It’s the perfect fit for drivers looking for a responsive and intuitive vehicle.  Anyone interested in checking out a wide variety of vehicles with advanced features should consider visiting Walker’s Renton Mazda for the latest updates. 


The year 2020 will guarantee a smoother ride with state of the art parts and technology for the new and improved Mazda CX-9.


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