The New 2018 Mazda CX-9

Midsize SUVs are the modern answer to the family-vehicle question. Forty years ago it was the station wagon, thirty years ago it was the minivan. Today, for families, couples, and single drivers alike, the midsize SUV offers plenty of space, great flexibility, and wallet-friendly fuel economy. But what if it could also provide style and engaging performance? The 2018 Mazda CX-9 wants to challenge you to rethink what a midsize SUV from an everyman brand should be like.

Holding Your Attention

The SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine underneath the hood of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 features quick uptake and assertive acceleration out of the stop signs in suburban Johnstown. This comes thanks to 310 lb-ft of torque, and an engine that puts out 250 horsepower. Which is more than enough power to make merging onto the highways to Pittsburgh easy. With standard front-wheel drive, you'll get 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway, while opting for the available all-wheel drive lowers this to 20 MPG city and 26 MPG highway - still near the top of the midsize SUV segment.
Mazda has never been about maxing out on power over all other aspects of a vehicle. Instead, the Jinba Ittai principle - the feeling of oneness - governs how they approach the driving experience. In the case of the CX-9, this means having a midsize SUV that is more responsive than many small cars, and that handles with surprising agility. You won't have that lumbering feeling of driving a boat out of water taking on the back roads of DuBois - the CX-9 sticks to the turns, and provides confidence in what your vehicle can do.

Protecting What is Valuable

Mazda knows that the safety of you and your passengers on the roads of western Pennsylvania is paramount, which is why the 2018 Mazda CX-9 features a number of standard advanced safety features. Every trim level has advanced dual front air bags with driver's seat-position and passenger-weight sensors to ensure the proper airbags are inflated at the proper rate for optimum protection. Crash avoidance features such as Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Smart City Brake Support are also standard on every trim level. The standard rearview camera helps you see what is behind you in the parking lots of DuBois and the streets of Indiana.
Lane Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Brake Support, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are available as added options on the base trim and are standard on all other trims - many competitors don't make these important safety features available until you buy into higher trim levels. Upper levels do get added features such as High Beam Control, Traffic Sign Recognition System, front and rear parking sensors, and Adaptive Front-lighting System.

Surprisingly Spacious

Many midsize SUVs offer a third row for passengers, but the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is one of the few that makes sure it is adult-friendly, and not just a checkbox to tick. With 35.4 inches of headroom and 29.7 inches of legroom in the rear seat, it's definitely tolerable for regular sized adults making short trips around Johnstown or a quick drive in from Greensburg to catch a Pens game. The second row is fine for long trips for full-sized adults, as 38.5 inches of headroom and 39.4 inches of legroom make it as roomy as many front rows in the class.
Flexibility is a key feature to look for when shopping for an SUV and the Mazda CX-9 delivers. With all of the seats in place, there's still 14.4 cubic feet of storage space, enough for a grocery run, backpacks, or soccer equipment. Lowering the third row opens up 38.2 cubic feet of cargo space, meaning that you can carry five people and all their luggage at the same time. Maximize your cargo carrying capabilities by folding both the second and third rows, and you get 71.2 cubic feet of space, plenty for helping to move your teen into Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Style Beyond Expectations

Foregoing the usual approach of sacrificing style for versatility, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 features exterior design that disguises its true size. From the lower, athletic stance to the swelling front fenders. 
Inside the CX-9, the surprises continue. This is not a purely utilitarian vehicle, made solely for the bumps and bruises it will take as a family hauler. The surfaces are welcoming, and the craftsmanship is evident in the solid feel of all the components. The driver's seat feels as though you are in a cockpit, with intelligent control placement that helps to make using features intuitive, allowing you to keep your mind and eyes on the road ahead.

Featuring four comprehensive trim levels with limited option packages, Mazda believes that the buyer deserves transparency and clarity. This makes it easy to find the right CX-9 for you, and makes it easy to check out all the options in one convenient stop here at Colonial Mazda, in Indiana.

Even at the base level, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 has features that you'd have to purchase the top trim levels of competitors to get. Comforts such as three-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and remote keyless entry are standard. At the heart of the technology is the MAZDA CONNECT Infotainment system with a seven-inch touch-screen display, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, HD Radio, two USB audio input ports, and more. Cloth seating is standard, as are dual 12-volt power outlets up front and in the cargo area. The available Power Driver's Seat Package adds the optional safety features mentioned above, along with an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and heated front seats to combat cold Portage winters.

Stepping up to the Touring trim upgrades the touch-screen to an eight-inch version, and makes everything in the Power Driver's Seat Package standard. The first-row seats and outboard second-row seats receive leather trim, and the front passenger seat also gets power adjustability. A Power Liftgate with programmable height adjustment is standard to make loading in cargo in busy Greensburg parking lots easier. Heated side mirrors help keep visibility all year round.

In addition to the safety upgrades already mentioned, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring trim gets a power sliding-glass moonroof, 20-inch wheels, and roof rails with Satin Chrome finish. Inside, the infotainment system gets Sirius XM Satellite capabilities added, the Mazda Navigation System, and the premium Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround System with 12 speakers. Second-row seats and the steering wheel are heated, while the windshield-projected Active Driving Display keeps your focus on the road by displaying key vehicle information like navigation turns and speed.

The top-of-the-line CX-9 Signature trim provides a luxury appearance, with LED signature grille accent lighting outside. Inside, Auburn Nappa leather-trimmed seats and auburn-colored interior accents help the Rosewood trim and leather-wrapped steering wheel shine. LED shifter accent lighting adds to the mood.

With so much to offer, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is perfect for the modern, active family. There's nowhere better to compare the different trims and what they offer than at Colonial Mazda in Indiana, where we have a selection that is hard to beat anywhere in the Johnstown, DuBois and Greensburg areas.



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