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The 2018 Mazda CX-9: A Head-Turning Family-Hauler


The new Mazda CX-9 is destined to surprise any family that is hunting for a roomy vehicle able to fit all the kids inside while still making a statement in the parking lot. Its elegance is only matched by its capability to keep everyone safe, and its safety standards are matched by its spacious interior. Plus, there’s enough in the cargo area to ensure adventures will be taken, inside or outside of Salem, VA.

Here’s what you’ll fall in love with when you come test drive the new CX-9 SUV at Berglund Mazda.


Always Drive Safe and Sound

Available in four trims, starting with the baseline Sport and ending with the luxurious Signature Edition, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is offered with both front-wheel-drive and the Predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive system for a safer and more confident commute.

Of course, the safety systems include many new innovations that work together to protect not just your kids, but help to avoid fender benders as well.  The rear-vision camera helps you back into tight parking spots. Lane departure warnings and blind-spot detection keep an eye on surrounding traffic, notifying you when to avoid potential collisions on crowded highways during your morning commute.

Sporting Suspension Makes the Most of the Power Plant

While advanced safety features give you peace of mind, you never want your daily drive to be boring. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is anything but!

Its 2.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers a surprising 250 horsepower, which is readily able to accelerate out of trouble and around pesky right-lane slowpokes.  The six-speed automatic transmission leaves the fun of shifting in your hands with its manual paddle shifters alongside Sport Mode that’s capable of ramping up the excitement when tackling winding country roads in Blacksburg.

Then there’s SKYACTIV VEHICLE DYNAMICS, which combines the muscle under the hood with an elegantly constructed suspension that helps reduce body roll for a smooth yet athletic ride.  Your passengers won’t feel every bump in the road, and the responsive steering leaves nothing to be desired.

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Room for the Whole Family without Sacrificing Style

Okay, now you know it’s safe and fun to drive, but you still need to know if it can load up the family and all the sports equipment.  The CX-9 has got you covered with three-row seating for up to seven, and a versatile cargo area capable of stowing over 70 cubic feet of groceries and gear.

Room is one thing, but comfort is another. You will find tri-zone automatic climate controls to ensure even the back seat stays warm.  The available heated seats can be found on the front and second rows in the Signature CX-9 trim, while a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel extends luxury to your palms and fingertips.  You can even opt for Napa leather seating for a more sumptuous interior.

Of course, the infotainment system is packed with features including hands-free Bluetooth calling and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.  Extra acoustic insulation panels reduce road noise, allowing everybody to enjoy the Bose Centerpoint audio system to stream your favorite playlists flawlessly.

Contemporary Design Turns Heads at the Office

Finally, you want that grocery-getter to look dazzling, too.

Mazda extended their unique approach to style and function to the CX-9 with available 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels and LED lighting all around. Chrome-tipped dual exhaust and aerodynamically sculpted side panels give it a sleek and hungry appearance. Rain-sensing heated windshield wipers, available adaptive headlights, and heated powered side mirrors round out the exquisiteness on the exterior.

Add-on available aluminum roof rails—our Salem Mazda dealer can order and install them on your CX-9, by the way—and you’ll be ready to load up the whole family and bring along all your luggage.

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The CX-9: Answering All Your Needs & Then Some

In the end, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is as functional as it is appealing to the eyes—and it can be all yours today by visiting Berglund Mazda in Salem, VA. If you’re itching to get inside one of the country’s best SUVs, visit our Salem car dealership to test drive the new CX-9. We have numerous Mazda special offers available to help you save money, too! Contact us at (540) 389-7291 or swing into our Salem Mazda showroom at 834 E. Main Street to browse our selection.


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