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Mazda CX-9

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Mazda CX-9
Mazda
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2007 - Present
Class Full-Size Crossover
Body Style 4-Door, 7-seat SUV
Length 199.8 in
Width 76.2 in
Height 68.3 in
Wheelbase 113.2 in
Weight 5805 - 6025 lbs.
Transmission 6-Speed Aisin Automatic, FWD (AWD optional)
Engine 2007
3.5 litre Ford Cyclone "MZI" DOHC V6

2008
3.7 litre V6
Power 2007
265 hp @ N/A rpm
250 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm

2008
273 hp @ N/A rpm
270 lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Saturn Outlook
Ford Edge
Lincoln MKX
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Mazda CX-9 is a crossover SUV built alongside the smaller Mazda CX-7. It offers third-row seating, replacing the Mazda MPV for North America. The CX-9 was unveiled on April 13, 2006 at the New York International Auto Show. It is manufactured at Mazda's Hiroshima Plant#U1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan and will go on sale in early 2007. The CX-9 competes with the redesigned Toyota Highlander and Nissan Murano, the new Hyundai Veracruz and the Honda Pilot, as well as GM's Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave. The CX-9 went on sale in March 2007.

The CX-9 is built on the stretched Ford CD3 platform used by the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. Although it is similar in appearance to the smaller Mazda CX-7, the CX-9 will share little of that vehicle's platform components. It is a front-wheel drive vehicle with an optional all-wheel drive system.

The CX-9 is the first Mazda to use the 3.5L Ford Cyclone engine V6, called the "MZI" in Mazda guise. Mazda claims that the MZI will generate "more than 250 horsepower", and Ford has announced that the same engine will produce 265 hp (198 kW) and 250 ft·lbf (339 N·m) in the Edge. The CX-9 will also use an Aisin sourced 6-speed automatic transmission with a console-mounted shifter in a complex Mercedes-Benz-like gate.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Mazda CX-9 Review.

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In Australia, the Mazda CX-9 went on sale in 2007. It only came with the 3.7 Litre V6 engine and all wheel drive and sold as a replacement of the Mazda MPV.

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