The 2017 Mazda CX-9 is racking up the awards. Having previously received the nomination for the Wards 10 Best Engines Award, it has now earned its place with another accolade of their own, as the CX-9 has earned a 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors award.
The second-generation CX-9 features LED interior accent lighting, Auburn Nappa leather seating surfaces, rosewood sourced from premium guitar-maker Fujigen and aluminum trim. Complemented by its refined ride, quiet interior and the rush of 310 lb-ft of nearly instant torque from just 2,000 rpm and channeled through available, predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, CX-9’s style, and substance have strongly resonated with buyers.
While most crossover SUVs see the majority of their sales in mid-tier trim levels, CX-9 buyers have overwhelmingly opted for top-trim CX-9 Grand Touring and Signature models—about 60 percent of the model mix. Additionally, CX-9 has brought in new buyers that often come from premium or luxury nameplates.
WardsAuto Senior Editor Tom Murphy said customers picking the upper trim levels of the new CX-9 is no surprise.
“Our Signature test model arrived fully loaded with the beautiful rosewood and aluminum trim, rich two-tone leather and all the creature comforts we could want, for under $46,000,” Murphy said. “This is the kind of upscale versatility that makes utility vehicles so popular in America.”
The CX-9 offers a combination of engaging driving dynamics, craftsmanship, quality, design and efficiency that is unmatched in its segment—truly the Mazda of family crossovers.
For more information about the Wards 10 Best Interiors Award, visit http://wardsauto.com/interiors-2.