Mazda U.S.A. has just announced that its 2017 Mazda CX-9 midsize, three-row crossover SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the nonprofit Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the highest score the IIHS provides.
On sale for just over a year, CX-9 has already earned a fair share of accolades, including being named as a Car and Driver 10 Best Trucks and SUVs honoree and recently earning spots on Wards Automotive’s prestigious 10 Best Interiors list and 10 Best Engines list for 2017.
Mazda CX-9 excelled in collision and occupancy protection tests with the highest “Good” ratings and passed the IIHS’s stringent new headlight tests with its standard LED lighting.
Also tested was CX-9’s automatic emergency braking capabilities, of which the midsize crossover SUV again scored a “Good” rating. Available on CX-9 are both Smart City Brake Support for low-speed emergency braking and Smart Brake Support, which uses a radar-based system for highway speeds.
With a starting MSRP of USD31,5202, Mazda CX-9 is an affordable mid-size, three-row crossover SUV, from its crafted details to its sleek KODO—Soul of Motion design. Available features build upon CX-9, elevating the experience to one of premium crossover SUV with bespoke touches like Nappa leather seating surfaces, rosewood interior accents made by premium guitar-maker Fujigen, aluminum details, a full-color head-up display, Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive and more.
The destination possibilities are endless thanks to CX-9’s all-weather capability from its optional predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive and class-leading fuel-efficiency. CX-9 provides a premium driving and passenger experience, courtesy of an award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine that delivers excellent performance in everyday driving scenarios and an interior cabin that is pleasing to the sight and touch. Mazda’s standout three-row crossover SUV remains the flagship of Mazda’s lineup, positioned to push the brand to new, aspirational heights.
Edited: Mazda U.S.