"… the CX-9 shrink-wraps itself around the driver, behaving more like a sporty hatchback than a commodious SUV."
– CarandDriver.com | March 2013
“The words ‘agile’ and ‘sporty’ aren't usually tip-of-the-tongue when describing a large crossover—unless it's the CX-9.”
– Cars.com | February 2013
“The Mazda CX-9 combines a spacious interior that can be lavishly appointed along with the sporty handling characteristics that Mazdas are known for.”
Mazda named the lowest cost to own brand for 2013 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com†
– KBB.com | February 2013