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Rating 83/100 Background Mazda takes its "zoom-zoom" ad slogan seriously, infusing the soul of a sports auto into every car it makes, including its large crossover SUV, the CX-9. Despite its generous size, the 2015 Mazda CX-9 is fun to drive, with responsive steering and surprisingly agile moves. But that’s not why buyers choose seven-passenger …

Rating 72/100 Background If you’re wondering whether the seven-passenger 2014 Mazda CX-9 drives like a proper Mazda, we’ll cut to the chase: You bet it does. Three rows and all, the responsive CX-9 feels smaller than it really is when you’re driving it on winding roads. There’s plenty of power, too, which is something not …

Rating 60/100 Background We expect a lot from large SUVs nowadays. Besides the obligatory amount of passenger and cargo space, we also have become accustomed to a decent amount of luxury and features aplenty. What we don’t expect from these behemoths is decent cornering prowess, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with the 2013 Mazda …

Rating 70/100 Background Many people imagine that unwieldy handling is an inescapable part of large-SUV ownership, but the 2012 Mazda CX-9 proves this assumption is a false one. The Mazda brand has long been known for offering vehicles that deliver relatively sporty handling, and the CX-9 upholds this tradition, despite its hefty size. In addition …

Rating 73/100 Background Fun-to-drive, engaging cars have been hallmarks of the Mazda brand for some time, but can a large SUV deliver this sort of behind-the-wheel entertainment? With the 2011 Mazda CX-9, the answer is resoundingly affirmative. Despite its larger dimensions, the CX-9 drives more like a midsize crossover. In an expanding field of choices …

Rating 67/100 Background One of the most notable changes to the 2010 Mazda CX-9 is a restyled front end that follows the brand’s newest upturned grille aesthetic first established on the new Mazda 3. If the latest CX-9 appears to be smiling, there’s good reason — it’s a standout crossover among an increasingly crowded field. …

Rating 52/100 Background Large crossover SUVs started to appear just a few years ago, and already there are many excellent choices available to consumers. Mazda was one of the first automakers out of the gate with its CX-9, and it’s been a success for the company ever since.Aside from an engine upgrade last year, the …

Rating 87/100 Background Making a great thing even better is a wonderful thing indeed — like adding Al Pacino to the Ocean’s 11 cast or plugging Alex Rodriguez into the Yankees lineup. After only one year in production, the 2008 Mazda CX-9 can now be included on that “great things made better” list along with …

Rating 77/100 Background Most people still associate Mazda with sporty cars like the MX-5 Miata and RX-7. True, the company still focuses much of its attention on making its products enjoyable to drive. But this year many people might be surprised to learn that the automaker has released not one, but two all-new crossover SUVs. …

Five finalists were in the running for the title of 2017 Green SUV of the Year but in the end, only one could win. The BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid took home the crown. The Green Car Journal made the announcement at a press conference at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, DC on Jan. …

The Nissan Murano earned more awards in the last two years than any other SUV in its class, according to the manufacturer. Parents magazine listed the Murano as one of the best family crossovers of 2016; J.D. Power tabbed the SUV as its “Most Dependable Midsize SUV” for the second consecutive year. Now, Nissan can …

Rating 70/100 Background With so many people haulers out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Well, let’s start with your list of needs. Do you need room for up to eight people? A cozy and quiet ride? Good performance and fuel economy? How about the option of rear seat DVD …