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Test drive of the new crossover Mazda CX-9: all sit!

“Nine” more than the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder, and he never will. Body striated in accordance with the philosophy of Kodo dynamic “strokes”, seems smaller than it really is.

About the size of the CX-9 recall only in the Parking lot and on the move — balanced car!About the size of the CX-9 recall only in the Parking lot and on the move — balanced car!

Mazda CX‑9

Length/width/height/base 5075/1960/1747/2930 mmtrunk Volume (VDA)* 198/547/888 lweight/total weight 1774/2325 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 2488 cm3; 170 kW/231 HP at 5,000 rpm and 420 N·m at 2,000 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h of 8.6 witha Maximum speed of 210 km/hFuel/fuel : AI‑95/74 lfuel Consumption: combined 9.2 l/100 kmDriveline all-wheel drive; the A6

*The value of this volume to level “under the curtain”.

Look at the new CX‑9 and don’t believe it’s longer than five meters. But it’s true: “nine” more than the Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder. Body striated in accordance with the philosophy of Kodo dynamic “strokes”, seems smaller than it really is. Just open the door, you realize the scale: in the cabin there was a place not only for a spacious second row, but for the third one.

I climbed to the gallery, though strongly protruding wheelarch complicated task. A relatively short trip here I stand, but I’ll leave the adventure for the kids.

Rear view camera augmented markings. Image quality high.Rear view camera augmented markings. Image quality high.

Multimedia system know rotating washer and a few hot keys.Multimedia system know rotating washer and a few hot keys.

Interior Maslowski drawn on traditional patterns and focus primarily on the driver.Interior Maslowski drawn on traditional patterns and focus primarily on the driver.

The passengers of the second row is your unit climate control and three-stage heated seats.The passengers of the second row is your unit climate control and three-stage heated seats.

This is the only key that can affect driving settings. But sport mode will be in demand rare: CX‑9 rides great and the ordinary.This is the only key that can affect driving settings. But sport mode will be in demand rare: CX‑9 rides great and the ordinary.

The Japanese were told that diligently worked not only on the texture of the interior plastic, but over the smell, which invited… perfumers! Sniffed, touched — something special felt.

Seat minimum required for a machine of this class set of adjustments came spravno — hard, perfectly distribute the load. After three hours driving I did not feel tired. But the sins are. Thus, the adjustment range of the steering wheel on the flight should be a little wider. And right elbow during rapid rotation of the steering wheel constantly hitting the corner of the Central box.

Powerful heart

“Nine” got a special “heart” — a 2.5‑liter turbo Skyactiv with a power of 231 HP from the Japanese, began to play with a dual supercharged and bypassed turbojam the other way. Having additional channels in the system boost, they played on the effect of ejection: at low engine speeds exhaust gases depart at a more narrow channel, the flow rate does not drop. Motor interesting and compression ratio: 10,5 — for turbo this a lot, usually, the compression ratio does not exceed 10,0.

Supercharged “four” Skyactiv produces 231 HP with two and a half liters of volume. The compression ratio is unusually high for a turbo engine is 10.5.Supercharged “four” Skyactiv produces 231 HP with two and a half liters of volume. The compression ratio is unusually high for a turbo engine is 10.5.

A six-speed automatic agile. In sportlike his “rate” is only slightly worse than the double clutch robot boxes.A six-speed automatic agile. In sportlike his “rate” is only slightly worse than the double clutch robot boxes.

Competitors one and all stopped at the 250‑horsepower engines, but the CX‑9 will not get behind them. Sensitive the gas pedal and over four hundred Newton meters breakaway torque, available from 2000 rpm, is a fairy tale. The two-ton crossover takes off and responds to every push of the pedal, like a nimble hatchback. Cheerful and a six-speed automatic with a perfectly “cut” gears, and in sport mode it slightly nedotyagivaet to the sensitivity of the robot with two clutches.

Move the elephant

The CX‑9 shares a chassis with the CX‑5 crossover. Not too small if a “cart” for heavy machines? However, the serpentine quickly forget about the dimensions of “nine.” Steering response is accurate and timely, there is valkosti in turns, inherent in many crossovers in this class. Power steering is not over the top and leaves so much “weight” on the steering wheel as needed. In the limit CX‑9 shows a light tendency to understeer, which gradually develops into a drift under the discharge gas. Very friendly and pleasant behavior.

On slippery roads, whether gravel or ice, CX-9 great rulitsya. And even ready for revenge tail.On slippery roads, whether gravel or ice, CX-9 great rulitsya. And even ready for revenge tail.

New “nine” to cope with diagonal hanging — unless you forget to disable traction control.New “nine” to cope with diagonal hanging — unless you forget to disable traction control.

With decent handling have managed to combine acceptable ride. Although soft and fluffy CX‑9, you cannot call melochovki detail read suspension, but large potholes, sometimes it works on the brink of a foul. And yet “nine” even on 20‑inch wheels is much softer than her younger sister.

Permanent front wheel drive and automatically connected through the multiple disc clutch rear transmission as the CX‑5. When the next bump off road rear wheel hung in the air, the machine capitulated: as I skidded to move forward but could not. To overcome the hill was only after I turned off the stabilization system. Remember, “nine” the previous generation “move the elephant” (diagonal) was not too tough.

Not only that, due to the large wheelbase of the CX‑9 easy to sit on the sills, and the front bumper protruding obscenely low and almost rests on the ground. And if on the pavement, the car seemed very quiet on the road, exasperated, “sandblasting” in the wheel arches.

In seven-seat option for Luggage is less than two hundred liters of volume, and when folded the second and third rows, the trunk volume is comparable to the capacity of a cargo compartment of a small van.In seven-seat option for Luggage is less than two hundred liters of volume, and when folded the second and third rows, the trunk volume is comparable to the capacity of a cargo compartment of a small van.

A shot into the top corner?

I’m not a big fan of five-meter crossovers, but the CX‑9 I liked. About its size are remembered only in the Parking lot and on the move — balanced car!

Price balance is. Most affordable CX‑9 in execution of the Supreme will cost 2 900 000 rubles — for two hundred thousand more than the base Ford Explorer, but half a million cheaper than Toyota Highlander. Sure, if this price range is still a glimmer of demand, CX‑9 in the backyard will remain.

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Test drive of the new crossover Mazda CX-9: all sit!Photo: Alexander Vinogradov and MazdaTest drive of the new crossover Mazda CX-9: all sit!

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