The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is an Efficient Large Crossover

March 7th, 2014 by

2014 Mazda CX-9 mpgSUVs are known for their ample cargo capacity, rugged capabilities, and strong safety features. Unfortunately, they are not typically known for their fuel economy. But with the release of the 2014 Mazda CX-9, Mazda is proving that size, strength, and efficiency can go hand in hand. This  seven-passenger crossover is quickly changing the way that we think about big family vehicles. We have put together this quick guide to show you how each trim level stacks up.

Sport

This introductory trim level starts at just $29,985 but delivers serious levels of power and performance. A 3.7 L six-cylinder engine puts out 273 hp. Both front wheel and all wheel drive is also available. With front wheel drive, you can expect to get 17 mpg city and 24 mpg on the highway. When all four wheels are in action, that mpg drops only slightly to 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

Touring

The Touring trim starts at $32,480 but packs in a lot of appealing features for just a little more money. It has essentially the same engine as the Sport trim, but many of the interior features that are optional on the Sport come standard on the Touring. You will enjoy leather upholstery, parking sensors, and Bluetooth phone and audio capabilities.

Grand Touring

The Grand Touring trim is the finest CX-9 on the road, and easily one of the better crossovers available in today’s market. It features the same strong but efficient engine that you will find in the other two trims, but it adds a long list of luxury features to the mix. If you are looking for true utility that is matched by premium comforts, this is the vehicle for you. Features include 20-inch wheels, a power liftgate, keyless entry and ignition, and lots more. Better still, the cost of this vehicle starts at only $35,035.

Take a Closer Look at the 2014 Mazda CX-9

We could talk about this exciting crossover all day, but to really appreciate it, you need to experience it in person. Make your way to Cox Mazda to sit in the seats, try out the features, see each one of the trim levels, and head out on a test drive. We have a feeling you will be impressed. Visit Cox Mazda in West Bradenton to find the CX-9, or any of the other exciting vehicles in the Mazda lineup.