We are in the market for a new car. The old SUV we bought back in 2000 is just not holding up well these days. That’s why I was excited to be offered the chance to test drive for a week, the Mazda CX-9 7-Passenger Crossover.
It’s a fantastic vehicle that is easy to handle, spacious, with lots of storage, a folding 3rd row, and many other wonderful features.
As I mentioned in the video the third row folds flat.
Did you notice I did that all one handed? It still amazes me that it’s so easy to do.
To give you a good idea just how much the trunk can hold I had the perfect opportunity to pack it full the other day. I had a mom to mom sale recently where I gathered up all of Kora & Logan’s outgrown clothes and toys and sold them to other moms. It was like a giant garage sale in a gym. I packed the CX-9 for the sale and was impressed to see I still had room to spare.
I was also happy to see that when the third row is up there is space for foot room for those sitting there. Some vehicles I’ve driven don’t have this. They have a third row but then the floor of the vehicle is even with the bottom of the seat so the only people that could sit there would be children. Having this extra space makes it more comfortable for older children and even adults.
This is nice because it offer more space for those getting out of the third row. I also think it would be a wonderful feature for those with younger children. You could slide the seat up a bit so that they are closer to the front. This way the person in the passenger seat (or the driver’s if parked) could easily reach them when they need help with something.
Also how cool is this center armrest in the second row?
We also appreciated the rear climate controls. Often Kora & Logan are much hotter than me and they always want me to turn the heat off when I’m freezing, or they want the air on when I’m cold. Now they can be just as comfortable in the back as we are in the front.
You can see me run through all of the options in the video above but I have to point out here that it connects to Pandora through your phone and you can thumbs songs up or down, skip songs, and scroll through your favorite stations all right from the touch screen. I thought this was so amazing!
We’ve really enjoyed our time with the Mazda CX-9 7-Passenger Crossover and will be sad to see it go. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a new vehicle. The easy folding third row makes it the perfect family crossover and one that we would love to own one day.