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Which SUVs does Puente Hills Mazda offer?

Puente Hills Mazda current stock of SUVs

SUVs are great for families always on the move. There is enough space to seat everyone you need while still having the versatility to fit bulky items you need to bring. We could keep going on as to why SUVs are the way to go but we want to get right into which SUVs Pente Hills Mazda offers on our lot. Keep reading to learn more. 

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How We Came to The Mazda CX-9

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is built with all the essentials needed to meet both personal and family needs. The three-row mid-sized SUV can comfortably accommodate seven occupants, making it the biggest of the three utility designs offered by Mazda, higher than the CX-3 and CX-5. The size of the CX-9 makes it perfect for two adults, three kids, and all their effects needed for any given trip.

Its fitted trunk can take up whatever objects you need to fit in there. Folding out the third row of seats can create more room.

The evolution of the Mazda CX-9

Mazda first introduced the CX-9 in the year 2007. It benefited from an in-depth upgrade in 2016 with more enhancements in this 2019 model.

According to experts, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 has proven to be is a second-generation family SUV that has a significant market worth.

The features

As mentioned earlier, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is adorned with some significant modernization such as:

All of the components in the i-ACTIVESENSE package from 2018, include:

      Cruise control with stop/start function
    Traffic sign identification
    An Intelligent braking system in heavy traffic
    Blind spot monitor with transversal traffic alert
    Lane keep assist
    Adaptive front headlights
    Lane departure warning
    Front obstacle warning
    Distance evaluation
    Braking assist
    Pedestrian detection
    Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    18-inch alloy wheels
    LED headlights and rear lights
    Backup camera
    7-inch touchscreen with MazdaConnect
    A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
    Heated front seats
    An 8-way power-adjustable seat for the driver

The GS-L model

This model includes:

    20-inch light grey high-luster finish alloy wheels
    Power glass moonroof
    Height-adjustable power lift-gate
    Leather-trimmed upholstery
    Power lumbar support and a 10-way power seat for the driver
    Adjustable heated second-row seats (outboard seats only)
    Heated steering wheel
    Front wiper de-icer
    MAZDA CONNECT enabled 8-inch color touchscreen display

The GT model

This model includes:

    LED front and rear signature lighting
    Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
    360º View Monitor
    Front and rear parking sensors
    Power folding door mirrors
    Adjustable ventilated front seats
    8-way power lumbar support seat for passengers
    12-speaker premium Bose audio system
    SiriusXM Satellite Radio (offered free for a 5-year subscription period)
    SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link services (provided free for a 5-year subscription period)

The Top CX-9 Signature

This particular trim includes:

    Nappa leather upholstery
    Santos Rosewood-trimmed center console panel and door switch panel
    Premium cross-stitching detail on the steering wheel
    Signature grille illumination
    LED illumination for the center console panel
    Frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror

Aesthetic Looks

In terms of its outer appearance, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is virtually the same with other earlier models. This is no shortfall because the ongoing popularity of this model attests to its excellent design.

There is ample space available to the driver and front passenger; the second-row area is equally expansive.

There are welcoming NAPA leather surfaces for occupants, while the steering wheel and LED accents around the gear shifter are adorned with leather-stitched leather material. The outside side-view mirrors on the GT and Signature versions are automated, folding-in when you lock the doors.

Comfort Level The seating itself is magnificent and comfortable. The ventilated seats give the CX-9 an added level of sophistication. That spacious second-row area permits occupants to relax in comfort and emerge unharmed from even the most extended road trips.

There is the lovely third-row space, with a singular disadvantage of taking some part of the trunk space, thereby limiting the scope for luggage.

Technological Add-ons

There is a navigation system accessible on the touchscreen menu which is easy to handle – this same system is offered throughout Mazda’s product range. It allows for placing the right arm in a lower, more natural position, through a dial key on the central console that permits for browsing through the menu on the screen; it’s bright and intuitive.

There is also the 360-degree visual on the touchscreen, which is available as an option in the GT and Signature versions. The system makes use of four cameras to produce a clear image of the whole area around the vehicle. Illuminated indicators are available to show if passengers on the second and third row have done up their seatbelts.

On the Road

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is armed with some improved steering capabilities which allow the vehicle to respond promptly to the driver’s instructions. Powered with 2.5L 4-cylinder SKYACTIV turbo engine delivering 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The CX-9 makes use of higher-octane gasoline, and the horses increase to 250. A 6-speed automatic transmission manages the powertrain with manual mode, which helps provide very positive acceleration.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 gives good, driver-focused ergonomics and a well-conceived interior with generous living space in the mid row. This is a vehicle that you must consider.

The base models come with an ample list of technologies and comfort innovations. The Mazda offers an unlimited-mileage warranty on all of its new models and is at ease in most normal-use environments.

CX-9 Competition

    Honda Pilot
    Chevrolet Traverse
    Ford Explorer
    Hyundai Santa Fe
    Volkswagen Atlas
    Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Kia Sorento
    Nissan Murano
    Buick Enclave
    Toyota Highlander
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Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 Make the 2019 10Best List

The Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 make the 2019 Car and Driver’s 10Best list 

Every time a Mazda vehicle wins an award, we pat ourselves on the back, knowing that we picked the right car brand to sell. Mazda vehicles are quality vehicles for several reasons, which is why they win a variety of awards such as the 2019 Mazda CX-5 winning the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award this month. It didn’t stop there, it actually won two awards this month, the second being a spot on the 2019 Car and Driver’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs list, alongside the 2019 Mazda CX-9. All around, Mazda vehicles are wonderful, and we want to tell you why the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 deserve their spot on the 2019 Car and Driver’s 10Best list this month. 

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2019 Mazda CX-9 new features

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is the newest version of the midsize SUV yet. As the only Mazda model to feature three rows of seating, the Mazda CX-9 has been among the favorites of drivers everywhere. The newest model is coming with some refinements and upgraded features. Factory-equipped Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard on the Mazda CX-9 Touring trim level and above. Heated front seats, heated door mirrors, Mazda Radar Cruise Control, and rain-sensing wipers are all features that are newly available on the base Sport trim level. Keep reading to learn more.  Read the rest of this entry >>


2018 Mazda CX-9 – Redefining the Family Car

When you are part of an impressive list that includes “The finalist for the 2017 Utility Vehicle of the Year”, “2017 finalist for World Car of the Year”, “2017 Finalist for the World Car Design of the year”, “KBB Brand Image award” and now the “2018 10Best Award”, it’s no wonder the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the flagship of the Mazda lineup.

Mazda knows that small vehicles no longer fit the family standard so they created a sporty family crossover that won’t compromise the driver and passenger experience. That’s why for twelve years the Mazda CX-9 has continued to go beyond expectations of what an SUV should be while redefining the “family car”. But don’t take our word for it, automotive experts will tell you how incredible the Mazda CX-9 is, just look at the list we belong to.

Starting at $32,200, The Mazda CX-9 is a three-row, seven-seat passenger crossover SUV. But you wouldn’t know it when you’re in it. The standard Mazda signature SKYACTIV® technology will give you the performance power that no other family car offers. Feel exactly what the front wheels are doing with the communicative steering wheel. The sleek, stylish body will not only turn heads, as you smoothly turn the corner, but it also has functional features that you want to keep your family safe.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV® technology is created to give the driver a sporty experience with impeccable performance, without compromising on fuel. Drive like a pro with the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T 4-cylinder engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo and a SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. With an EPA-estimated mileage of 22 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, the power of this vehicle won’t break your bank account. Experience the power of the SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control for more steering control. You will forget you’re even driving an SUV.

Judge Us by Our Cover

The beautifully designed exterior is bold and confident setting itself apart from its competitors. Mazda’s includes its signature five-point grill and chrome accents throughout the vehicle giving it the upscale and sophisticated appeal it deserves. The elongated hood and tapered roof adds to the luxury look. The black front, side and rear lower body moldings adds to the sporty Mazda moves. This year Mazda adds the artistic Soul Red Crystal to its color pallet giving this crossover another eye-catching feature.

Superior Interior

The driver experience begins as you enter the cabin. The Mazda CX 9 has bells and whistles for your safety and driving pleasure. The Active Driving display is directly on your windshield so you won’t have to take your eyes off the road. This high-tech display gives the speed, the current speed limit, shows cars in your blind spots, and warns you when you’re driving off your lane. But if you do happen to look down you will see another high-tech LCD display directly on the control panel. Mazda’s continues its commitment to the driver’s experience with The MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system that has a full-color touchscreen display and intuitive Commander control. Being informed and entertained is effortless. The soft touch dashboard and side panel doors, aluminum finishes, and the optional Supple Nappa Leather upholstery in the signature trim are just a few features that will bring you a multi-sensory driving experience.
Catering to families seating for seven, take the CX-9 across the country thanks to the all-weather capabilities from its optional predictive i-ACTIV AWD® to monitor the weather, braking patterns, and throttle input. Your second-row passengers will sit comfortably with the capability to move forward, backwards, or reverse adjustments to relax and recline. They will also appreciate the additional two USB ports stored in the center compartment.

The 2018 Difference

The CX-9 lineup has new safety features that come standard such as the blind-spot monitoring, smart city brake support, and rear cross-traffic alert. To help improve cornering stability, Mazda added the G-Vectoring Control, which also comes standard. The Sports package for the sports trim comes with automatic high-beams, lane-keeping assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and adaptive cruise control. Also included in this package are heated front seats with power adjustment for the driver. The mid-level Touring trim comes with includes a tilt function for the driver’s seat and height and lumbar support adjustments for the front passenger. The Grand Touring models now come with heated second-row seats and a heated steering wheel.

Don’t Compromise

The Mazda CX 9 earns its highly revered status from its beauty and sophisticated driving engineering. Its technology based, driver focused features provide a driving experience like none it its class. So, if you are in the market for a seven seater, family car crossover but don’t want to compromise on performance, fuel efficiency or style then come and test drive the 2018 Mazda CX 9 and see why people that drive it are saying zoom, zoom, zoom.

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How much can the 2018 Mazda CX-9 tow? 

One might expect the largest vehicle in an automaker’s lineup to have some lofty performance expectations. And that doesn’t just mean for what’s under the hood. The Mazda CX-9 is the largest vehicle currently made by the company so you would hope that it can get some things done that the smaller vehicles can’t. For instance, you wouldn’t expect a Mazda3 sedan to tow a big trailer. But can you do that with the CX-9 even though it is still considered to be a midsize crossover? Read on to learn more.  Read the rest of this entry >>

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Does the Mazda CX-9 have three rows of seating?

Mazda does not currently have a very large lineup of vehicles, but the ones the automaker does produce are very diverse. Of the three crossovers made by Mazda, the CX-9 is the largest one. We rely on SUVs to give us spacious interiors—more spacious than sedans, anyway. Well, drivers and passengers alike will certainly enjoy the inside of the CX-9 as it is Mazda’s only three-row SUV. Yes, up to seven total people can fit into the CX-9. Find out what else this large and comfortable crossover has to offer. Read the rest of this entry >>