Driveshop To The Rescue with the New 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature Edition #DriveMazda

Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop for giving me the opportunity to drive the 2017 Mazda CX-9 for 7 days.  No compensation was exchanged. Opinions expressed here are always my own.

I have a confession to make…..

I have a love/hate relationship with my current vehicle.

I love that I don’t have any payments to make every month since I’ve had it for over 9 years and I love that my husband is able to fix almost anything that is wrong with the car.

But…..I hate the fact that it’s an older model with no bells and whistles at all.  When it comes to music, all I have is the radio and the CD player. That’s it! No Pandora. No SiriusXM Radio. No Bluetooth to my phone. Nada. Also, things keep breaking down which causes my anxiety to wreck havoc on my mind, body and soul.

In reality, I know it’s time to purchase a new vehicle so I don’t have to worry about breakdowns but in the meantime I just wanted to express how I am beyond grateful that I’m able to review vehicles thru Drive Shop.  It saves me from renting a vehicle when my vehicle is down (which was not planned during this time) and out and it also shows me what’s new in the vehicle market, which I absolutely love.  I can see what’s out in the real world and it will also helps me decide what I want in a vehicle in the near future. Win-win!

About the Mazda CX-9:


As you can see from the above photo, the Mazda CX-9 is a very sleek and sophisticated vehicle.  It’s made for those who love style, speed and all the bells & whistles in a family-friendly vehicle.  This is my second opportunity with the Mazda CX-9 and I honestly wish I could afford this exact same vehicle. It seats seven passengers, which means my family of five would fit perfectly.  The sound system is phenomenal!  The Bose speakers really delivers that crisp sound we all crave when traveling in a vehicle.  It has loads of safety features from Lane Departure Warning to Side-impact door beams.

A more in-depth look on my favorite features:

Engine & Mechanical

  • *Engine Type: SKYACTIV-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT.
  • *Horsepower: 250 hp @5,000rpm with 93 Octane Premium Unleaded Fuel*Torque: 310 lb-ft @2,000rpm


  • *Parking brake is electronic
  • *Power Assist: Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS)


  • *Headlights: LED Headlights W/Auto on/off & auto height control
  • *LED Combination Taillights
  • *LED Fog Lights
  • *High Beam Control
  • *Rain-sensing variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • *Heated side mirrors

Comfort & Convenience



  • *Three-zone automatic climate control w/ pollen filter
  • *Power sliding-glass w/ one-touch-open feature & interior sunshade
  • *Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • *Mazda Advanced keyless entry & start system
  • *Push button start
  • *2nd-row retractable window sunshades



  • *Front center console armrest w/ storage & 2 USB inputs
  • *2nd-row center armrest w/ integrated cup holders, storage and USB inputs
  • *Cargo area w/ storage boxes & under floor storage

Seating & Trim


  • *7-passenger seating capacity
  • *Power front passenger seat
  • *Power driver’s seat w/ power lumbar support & 2-position memory
  • *Heated front seats

Audio & Infotainment

  • *8″ full color touch screen display
  • *Bluetooth hands-free phone & audio streaming capability
  • *Mazda Navigation System
  • *SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • *Steering-wheel-mounted audio, phone & cruise control

Safety & Security

  • *Advanced front air bags w/ seat belt-use, passenger-weight sensors
  • *Rear-view camera
  • *Lane Departure warning
  • *Side-impact door beams
  • *Child-safety rear door locks


  • Exterior color: Machine Gray Metallic
  • Interior color: Auburn

Total MSRP: $45,655!

If you can afford the price tag, then I suggest you go and buy one today! It’s a fantastic vehicle with everything that you would need in a vehicle & more!

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