Performance Tested - 2016 Mazda CX-9 Long-Term Road Test

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edited April 2017 in Mazda
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Performance Tested - 2016 Mazda CX-9 Long-Term Road Test

We took our long-term 2016 Mazda CX-9 to the test track to see how the big crossover handles itself at the limits.

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  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    Torque is 310 lb/ft., not 250 lb/ft.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    edited March 2017
    So a couple brave auto-journalists have compared some of the driving dynamics of the new CX-5 to the Porsche Macan (particularly the steering). I had a 2009 CX-9 and felt that the handling and steering were ahead of the pack of 3 row CUVs in it's price range. And I would say it probably offered a more engaging drive than many cars one class up (MDX, XC90). I'd be curious to know how Edmunds qualitatively ranks the CX-9 dynamically relative to the class and relative some outside the class.

    I would add that I found the stability control to be a little aggressive in the last CX-9. In some conditions I couldn't make a turn from a stop without the nannies cutting power. Glad to hear that they have reigned this system in a bit.
  • maxtremaxtre Grand Rapids, MI Member Posts: 5
    I am assuming because of the engine specs Horsepower: 227 hp @ 5,000 rpm
    Torque: 250 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm that this was tested with regular fuel and not premium
  • Michael_MMichael_M Member Posts: 9
    Good catch, @longtimelurker. We fixed it. @maxtre, that's correct. We did our testing on 87 fuel according to our track sheet.
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