2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD | Rob Corn
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is Just Right – Someone Call Goldilocks

The three-row crossover/SUV segment is wildly competitive. The ones which currently have folks in a frenzy the American market are the heavyweights like the Kia Telluride, Chevy Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade. Although, after spending a week with the 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD, I feel like I’ve found the SUV that is “just right.” Is …

a gray 2020 Mazda CX-9 SUV driving on a gravel road in the countryside

The Mazda CX-9 Can Be as Luxurious as the Lexus RX

The Lexus RX boasts exceptional style and comfort. Even so, a few things might make you reevaluate its premium price tag. Going for the RX’s mainstream counterpart, the Toyota Highlander, is an obvious choice to save money. Though, you’ll see that the ‘under the radar’  Mazda CX-9 is a compelling alternative to the RX also.  Where the 2021 Lexus RX shines …

An assembly line of new Mazda CX-9 cars at Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, a Russian-Japanese joint car assembly plant

Is The 2021 Mazda CX-9 Worth the Upgrade Over 2020?

In a class full of gentle cruisers, the Mazda CX-9 is the midsize SUV  to get if you want something sporty and spacious. There are some pretty enticing deals for the 2020 model as this year comes to a close. But is it worth it to go for the 2021 Mazda CX-9 instead? About the 2020 Mazda CX-9 Mazda’s …

2021 Mazda CX-30
Crossover & Midsize

What’s So Great About Mazda SUVs?

Since the Mazda-Go tricycle truck, the Mazda brand has come a very long way. Millions of Mazdas have been sold worldwide. Families choose Mazda crossover SUVs like the Mazda CX-9 and Mazda CX-5. Then there are smaller Mazda SUV options like the CX-30 and the CX-3. But what’s so great about Mazda SUVs? Mazda SUVs …

2020 Mazda CX-30 Crossover | Mazda-2
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Is a Turbocharged Mazda Worth the Extra Cash?

Nothing sells cars fasters than advertising high horsepower outputs and quick 0-60 mph times. However, opting for the most powerful engine option doesn’t always yield the best experience. While you’ll want the most powerful version of an all-out sports car, your daily driver crossover is a completely different story. Today we’ll be looking at Mazda’s …

An image of a 2021 Hyundai Palisade on the road.
Trucks & SUVs

Kia Suffers a Loss to Hyundai for the 2021 Best SUV Brand

The battle between Kia and Hyundai SUVs grows. The Kia Telluride, Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento, and more have been battling the Hyundai Palisade, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Kona, and more. However, it looks like Hyundai just raced ahead of the competition!  Hyundai won best SUV brand  According to Automotive World, U.S. News just named Hyundai as …

2019 Mazda CX-5 is on display at the 111th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Crossover & Midsize

2021 Mazda CX-5 vs. CX-9 Do You Really Need the Extra Space?

Two of the most popular SUVs on the market right now come from the Mazda product line. The compact 2021 Mazda CX-5 and midsize CX-9 are both known for their exhilarating capabilities. The Mazda CX-5 stands out among competitors for its fuel efficiency and comfortable interior styling. The Mazda CX-9 impresses with its powerful performance …

Kia Motors America COO Michael Cole introduces the 2020 Kia Telluride SUV at the North American International Auto Show
Crossover & Midsize

The Best SUVs to Buy If You Don’t Want a Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride is a solid choice when it comes to a quality SUV. With so many options in a crowded market segment, it’s often hard to decide which vehicle is right for you. Some of the best SUVs challenge the Telluride in both price and performance. While the family-friendly Kia is among the best-selling vehicles, there are plenty of other …

A silver 2020 Ford Explorer on a country road.
Trucks & SUVs

Consumer Reports Recommends Avoiding the 2020 Ford Explorer

Think twice about buying the 2020 Ford Explorer as Consumer Reports suggest avoiding it for other three-row alternatives. Check out why consumer reports lists the Ford Explorer as a popular SUV option to avoid.  Consumer Reports suggests avoiding the 2020 Ford Explorer  According to Consumer Reports, you can do better than the 2020 Ford Explorer. …

A Mazda CX-5 driving down the road
Trucks & SUVs

The Most Complained About Mazda SUVs

Mazda SUVs are a popular choice among SUV options from Japanese car companies. The newer models are especially desired for their driving agility and luxurious interior offered at an affordable price. However, the more popularity a model gains, the more complaints it’s going to have. These three models are the most complained about Mazda SUVs. …

A grey 2015 Mazda CX-9 on the track.

The 2015 Mazda CX-9 is Now Formally Recommended by Consumer Reports

The 2020 Mazda CX-9  earns praise for its luxury-focused features. But if you can do without the extra frills, it’s worth shopping for older versions of this SUV. The 2015 CX-9  is one model year that sticks out because of its lower price point and overall dependability. Could this SUV be the right one for you? Overall reliability is …

An assembly line of new Mazda CX-9 cars at Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, a Russian-Japanese joint car assembly plant
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Which 2021 Mazda CX-9 Trim Should You Go For?

The Mazda CX-9 is one of the industry’s three-row SUVs being sold on the market today. Finding the right combination of features and equipment for your CX-9 will make or break your Mazda SUV experience.  Since there are several trims to choose from, picking the one that matches what you need will help your purchase …

2021 Mazda Carbon Edition
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Mazda Adds More Tech and Turbo Power For 2021

Thanks to its dynamic mix of crossovers and sporty sedans, Mazda is well-positioned, despite coronavirus concerns. To keep the theme alive in 2021, this Japanese carmaker is introducing additional power and more modern tech. Here are some of the most significant updates to the Mazda lineup in the coming year.  The Mazda3 will feature two new powertrains  The Mazda3 is already …

An assembly line of new Mazda CX-9 cars at Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, a Russian-Japanese joint car assembly plant
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 Is About to Look Even Cooler

If you’ve ever thought you’d like to have a three-row SUV but were hesitant at the thought of a crossover, we’ve got good news. Details about the 2021 Mazda CX-9 are out now, and not only does it have the Mazda magic many appreciate, it now looks even cooler. There were minimal updates to the …

the Japanese Mazda6 at speed on a scenic road
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Is Mazda a Japanese Car Company?

Mazda is one of the most popular vehicles in America. They are known for upscale features for mainstream prices. Mazda vehicles also have a reputation for being spunky and fun to drive. They also boast pretty contemporary exterior style. But where did Mazda Motor Corporation come from? Is it a Japanese car company? It all …

2019 Mazda CX-5
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The Safest Brand Flies a Bit Under the Radar

Safety is a huge factor in finding your next car. Of course, you want drivers and passengers as safe as can be. While we all hope every auto we purchase won’t ever be in a crash, we also know that accidents happen. So, when it comes to shopping car brands and finding the perfect––safe––vehicle for …

Red 2019 Honda Pilot

One of the Honda Pilot’s Biggest Weaknesses Is the Mazda CX-9

The Honda Pilot SUV and the Mazda CX-9 SUV. Both of these three-row crossovers are set up for moving families and their stuff from one place to the next. Both are created by Japanese carmakers. They are easily two of the SUVs consumers are choosing between when it comes to buying a good family toter. …

2020 Kia Telluride
Trucks & SUVs

The Mazda CX-9 Makes You Wonder About the Kia Telluride

The Kia Telluride SUV has been so hyped up. It’s absolutely a great family hauler. It has the option for AWD and the interior only increases in luxury with each trim level. Plus, it’s a great value when compared to other three-row SUVs that can get pretty pricey. However, the Mazda CX-9 SUV can kind …

2020 Toyota Highlander driving down the street
Trucks & SUVs

Best SUVs to Buy in 2020 According to Consumer Reports

On the Consumer Reports website, there is a list of the “10 Best SUVs You Can Buy Right Now.” We’ve compiled the top five from that list to show the best SUVs to buy in 2020. These top five represent the leaders in their class in terms of performance, reliability, safety, and owner satisfaction. The …

A Mazda CX-5 driving down the road

Are Mazdas Good SUVs?

In previous generations, Mazda was often overshadowed by Honda and Toyota. Now Mazda has set itself apart from its competitors by offering luxury-focused models at an affordable price point. This Japanese carmaker’s SUVs especially stand out in their respective classes because they are good options to buy new or used. We’ve gathered a few of …

A new Mazda CX-9 car at Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus, a Russian-Japanese joint car assembly plant
Crossover & Midsize

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 Drives Like a Luxury SUV

Mazda may be better known for its sedans, but Mazda also makes some great SUVs too. The Mazda CX-9 is one of those great SUVs, and there are many reasons why it’s such a beloved vehicle. Here’s a look at what makes the Mazda CX-9 such a great SUV. What makes the Mazda CX-9 great …

2020 Dodge Durango SRT
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Dodge Durango vs Mazda CX-9

The Dodge Durango and the Mazda CX-9 are both family-oriented SUVs that boast acceleration and performance, but how do they really compare? The Dodge Durango vs the Mazda CX-9: Which is the better family SUV? What makes them similar and what makes them different? In terms of the ultimate family car, the SUV is ever …

Mazda CX-9 at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Crossover & Midsize

Why You Should Never Buy the 2008 Mazda CX-9

SUVs and speed aren’t always synonymous. In fact, when most people go to look at a potential SUV, they aren’t going there because they want something to go racing in. It’s often thought that you give up speed for cargo room and off-road ability. Mazda resented that line of thinking and created an SUV that has …

Mazda CX-9 at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Crossover & Midsize

The Problems Mazda CX-9 Owners Complain About the Most

Overall, the Mazda CX-9 is popular among its owners. But as with any vehicle, mechanical failures often lead to customer dissatisfaction. Since its introduction in 2007, the most common major issues for the Mazda CX-9, as tabulated by Car Complaints, include brake system problems, engine failures, and coolant system issues. Overall, the 2012 Mazda CX-9 …

The Mazda CX-9 world premiere during the Australian International Motor Show
Crossover & Midsize

Why Drivers Complain About the 2012 Mazda CX-9 the Most

The Mazda CX-9 three-row SUV arrived on the scene in 2007. Consumer Reports described it as a longer and nicer version of the CX-7. Today’s 2020 model is also praised by Consumer Reports, which found it stylish and engaging to drive. Car and Driver agreed, saying the CX-9 offers “sharp handling” and lots of technology, …

Mazda CX-9 at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Trucks & SUVs

Does the Mazda CX-9 Have Apple CarPlay?

In the five years since its introduction, Apple CarPlay has come a long way. Originally, it was an option offered only on a few vehicles with limited apps. Now, it’s a fully developed tech feature that many buyers expect to find on new cars. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a midsize SUV that offers Apple CarPlay …

2020 Mazda CX-5 side view
Crossover & Midsize

What Is the Best Mazda SUV?

No longer owned by Ford, Mazda is currently in the midst of rebranding and expansion. In addition to supporting the Miata fanbase, the Japanese automaker has also introduced its first EV. However, arguably the most dramatic sign of Mazda’s evolution is its growing lineup of stylish SUVs. But which Mazda SUV is best worth considering? …

A grey 2020 Mazda CX-9 sparked in near a lush green forest.
Crossover & Midsize

What Feature Come Standard on the Mazda CX-9?

There is a grain of car-buying truth to the old saying, too much of a good thing. When it comes to buying a new model year vehicle, there are sometimes so many options and packages; it can be hard to decipher what comes standard versus what comes with added cost. The Mazda CX-9 has tons …