2018 Mazda CX-9 Updated, Loaded Up, and Dialed In
2018 Mazda CX-9 May Be The Safest Mazda to Date
Updated September 16, 2017
Mazda did a great job refining their ! Similarly subtle but significant changes found their way to the higher end of the Mazda spectrum as well. You are looking at the 2018 Mazda – One of the safest Mazda cars for this year.
Interestingly enough, the SUV did, in fact, receive some of the same improvements as the Mazda .
Safety improvements – check, more insulating material – check, better driving aids – check.
While these did not actually change the SUV at its core, the changes did step up the game with the 2018 CX-9 so it can compete with high-end newcomers.
New standard safety systems include Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. There’s also G-Vectoring Control, which the smaller CX-3 also received.
Mazda’s press release stated: “GVC uses the engine in conjunction with steering and throttle inputs to minutely reduce engine torque, putting more weight on the front wheels and making the steering feel more linear and direct.”
Basically, it helps reduce torque-steer in the situations it may arise.
Some Interior Changes For The 2018 Mazda CX-9
Also, buyers of the new 2018 Mazda CX-9 will get a newly designed steering wheel and better design of the second-row seats. Now it is easier to access the third row, but more importantly, the second-row seats should be more comfortable and spacious as well.
The series of upgrades does not stop there. Buyers will also enjoy a quieter and a more refined cabin. Even the sound of the exhaust and the engine should be a bit more peaceful – not that that turbocharged 2.5-liter ever really rumbled anyway. With 250 hp, it is still the only engine available for the lineup. Connected with the six-speed automatic transmission, the motor sends power to either two or four wheels, depending on the options.
As with the smaller CX-3, Mazda introduced us to a new Sport Package for $1,290. The Sport Package brings automatic headlights with high-beam control, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, radar adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, and power driver’s seat.
With all these options in tow, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 can be yours starting at $32,130.