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2008 Mazda CX-9 Sport Review

A three-quarter front view of a tan 2008 Mazda CX-9

In short: A large and well-balanced seven-passenger crossover.

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Warranty/Service: Three-month/36,000-mile basic warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

Base Price: $30,050

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door crossover

Engine: 3.7-liter, 24-valve DOHC V6
Horsepower: 273 hp @ 6,250 rpm
Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with sport shift

Curb weight: 4,528 lbs
Wheelbase: 65.1 in
Length/Width/Height: 199.8/76.2/68 in
Turning circle: 41.2 ft

Brakes: ventilated disc in front and rear; Electronic Braking Distribution
MacPherson strut in front; multi-link in rear
dynamic stability control and traction control

0-60 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 15 mpg
EPA Highway: 21 mpg

Safety: roll stability control; advanced dual front airbags; front side-impact airbags and side air curtain (first through third row coverage with roll-over protection; blind spot monitoring system; tire pressure monitoring system; crushable brake pedal

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