I was given complimentary use of this car in exchange for my review. All opinions are completely my own. Yours may differ.
Radar Cruise Control
We did a lot of freeway driving and so we LOVED setting the cruise control, picking the desired distance from the car in front of us and going. There are four different distances to choose from so it’s easy to find your comfort level. The car will automatically slow down if a car comes into your lane within that distance, and speed up to your cruising speed when there isn’t a vehicle within that distance.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Whether you are on the freeway or surface streets, blind spot monitoring rocks. The car will light up the side view mirror of the side the car is on as well as give an indicator light the driver can see on the active driver display. On our way to my parent’s house from the airport we had quite a bit of luggage so it was nice to have that extra safety feature for our somewhat limited view.
Push Button Engine Start/ Keyless Entry
Not a really special feature in this day and age, but we don’t have a car with a push button start so it was fun for us to have that feature. I found that when we got home I kept trying to push a non existent button in my minivan to get it started. It took a week to break that habit.
Navigation/ Rear Camera
Trunk Space/ Hidden Trunk Compartment
Overall, the Mazda CX-9 was a fantastic car to spend two weeks with. We got compliments during several of our outings and had a lot of people stop us and ask questions when we were in parking lots. I was impressed at how many people were interested in the car, were considering it as their next car, and wanted to get a real life opinion. We were happy to answer as many questions as we could and always left the conversation with a “we love it!” I’m looking forward to my next experience when I can #DriveMazda.