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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 has arrived on sale in Australia, with four grades, one engine and transmission, and the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The all-new Mazda CX-9 replaces the first-generation model after nine years of service, and the brand-new seven-seater has seen plenty of improvements over its predecessor. The biggest change is under the bonnet, with a 2...

2016 Mazda CX-9 scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2016 Mazda CX-9 range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), ahead of its local launch later this week. Scoring 35.87 out of a possible 37, the five-star rating applies to the entire new second-generation CX-9 range, which features active safety systems such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB, forward and reverse) as standard across the line-up...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...

2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia

Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been made official at last, after having first been revealed to the world in November last year. Local sales will begin in July. Mazda Australia released a first taster of local details for its new-generation seven-seat SUV in April this year, which was followed by a second helping in May...

2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE: a source close to the car maker has advised that the prices listed here, although authentic, are indicative prices only and may yet change. Official details are expected soon.  UPDATE: official Australian pricing has now been revealed. Read here. Details of Australian pricing and features for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 have been leaked online, suggesting drive-away pricing that will begin at $49,000 and top out at $71,500...

2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech

The upcoming Mazda CX-9 SUV will be one of the safest vehicles in its class when it goes on sale mid-year, thanks to its i-ActivSense safety suite. Mazda is claiming its next-generation SUV will feature luxury, safety and affordability that is ahead of all its competitors...

2016 Mazda CX-9 attracts record pre-launch interest

The new-generation 2016 Mazda CX-9 has received greater pre-launch interest than any other product in the company’s Australian history. The more refined and efficient new CX-9 seven-seater, which premieres Mazda’s new SkyActiv turbocharged petrol engine, is shaping up as a much more aggressive rival to the Toyota Kluger and Hyundai Santa Fe than the outgoing car...

Mazda 2, CX-3, CX-9 recalled for suspension fix

Mazda has recalled 297 vehicles from its 2 city car, CX-3 compact SUV and CX-9 large SUV lines over concerns that a loose nut could cause a loss of steering control. The recall notice affects 58 vehicles in the previous-generation 'DE' Mazda 2 line, along with 217 examples of the new CX-3 and 22 vehicles in the outgoing CX-9 range, sold between the 22nd of February 2013 to 15th of December 2015...

2016 Mazda CX-9: initial Australian details revealed

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 seven-seat SUV will be offered in four grades when it launches later this year. The Japanese brand has confirmed that the new CX-9 will be offered in Sport, Touring, GT and Azami model lines, with all four variants to be offered with front- or on-demand all-wheel drive...

Mazda still saying no to turbocharged performance cars

Mazda looks unlikely to expand the use of its brand new 2.5-litre turbocharged engine to models beyond the just-launched CX-9 crossover any time soon, though it says it would be entirely possible to do so. Adding weight to the idea of performance Mazdas beyond the MX-5, utilising its new turbo-petrol engine, is the admitted fact that key regions, not simply limited to Australia, are keen on any such vehicles...

2016 Mazda CX-9 improves fuel economy by 25 per cent

The new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol 2016 Mazda CX-9 due to arrive in Australia later this year will be almost 25 per cent more fuel efficient than the outgoing V6 model. In one fell swoop, Mazda’s answer to the Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento will therefore go from being one of the thirstiest petrol cars in class, to one of the most frugal...