Is 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 will be able to settle in Russia at the second attempt?
For someone this question may come as a surprise – because the last time the model we have failed.
Outside it was in 2008, money was barely enough for bread and milk, so that the Japanese flagship, as the saying went.
That machine has left a good impression – it looked stylish and comfortable family-road.
Or, as the Americans call this class, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
In which Sport – is good by the standards of the class manageability;
Utility – very spacious second row of seats and the third tolerable (or as an alternative – a huge trunk).
And five meters in length and almost two in width near the Vehicle – respectable enough to justify the slightly higher in comparison to competitors, price.
Four years later, 2018-2019 Mazda has updated this giant.
With the restyling it often happens that changes have to find a meticulous five-year child, armed with a magnifying glass on top.
In the CX-9 are reversed.
The changes are not dramatic, but it is impossible not to notice.
The front of the 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 is made in the same style with other models of KODO, or speaking in Russian, “movement of the soul.”
Huge pentagonal shield grille and chrome antennae on top, passing in headlights with “Angel Eyes” makes an image of this giant is incredibly rapid.
Saying “giant” I do not mean that he’s a big, I mean that the CX-9 is huge.
. “Nine” more than all of its competitors in the 10-30 cm length of the 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 up to 5096 mm, width – 1936 mm, height – 1728 mm, wheelbase – 2875 mm.
Almost all indicators of the CX-9 has outgrown the competition.
Along the length of 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 a hair’s breadth the Audi the Q7 .
The rear of the 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 is very successful in the past, not much has changed in the forms.
Modernized the rear lights, exhaust tips round steel (used to be trapezoidal), here’s all.
However, it added one more important detail – parking sensors.
And so surely, and even a rearview camera.
But the trouble is, the front at 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 parking sensors as there was no and no.
Dimensions of the car felt good, but this option penny that is placed even on Priory and budgetary foreign cars, the Japanese somehow cheated his flagship nearly two million rubles.
I do not solidly somehow.
In addition, they can not get even for a fee.
On the way the CX-9 looks very rapidly.
Chic wheel R20 wheels fit harmoniously into the overall size of the car.
And given the fact that the car is delivered to Russia in a single top-end configuration the Sport, especially to choose not anything else.
While here I was a little dissemble.
For CX-9 still has two optional package.
In the first 50 thousand includes navigation system tom-tom and a Bose 10-speaker.
The second set of 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 features is already 125 thousand, but in it, in addition to the above, there will still be electric sunroof and a set of electronic assistants, which consists of “dead zones” monitoring, control lanes, warning of an obstacle at the front and automatic control high beam.
warning system detects an obstacle ahead of going cars and displays an icon on the screen.
In the event of a critical convergence, the system will start to issue high-pitched sound, but still have to slow down the driver (own vehicle will not stop as Volvo or the BMW ).
Tracking System lane is not new in Europe, but in Russia this option is usually not available.
It is designed for a ubiquitous ideal road markings, while in our country there are not many.
Nevertheless, it was able to check, and if the driver does not include the turn signal, starts to rebuild, the system instantly disgusted beeps, prompting the driver, what is the actual case the image on the small screen in a small pit speedometer.
But as soon as counting becomes slurred, stained or non-existent, the system goes to sleep to the best roads.
The idea is that if the driver is distracted or God forbid fell asleep, and the car leaves the band, loud obnoxious alarm awaken his attention.
And on a long journey it is wonderful.
But I hope it do not advise.
First, even the federal highways have not all with a good layout, I’m not talking about the local roads.
And secondly, in bad weather, off season and the winter the system is likely to be dozing periodically due stained markup.
This is nothing more than an extra insurance, and certainly not a panacea for sleep at the wheel.
Returning to the price: for metallic will have to pay another 10 000 rubles.
But, anyway, the price of 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 is very attractive – from 1919 thousand to 2054 thousand rubles, at least in comparison with competitors. The Toyota the Highlander in a similar configuration will cost 1976 rubles, and Honda Pilot and all in 2109 thousand rubles.
Joy ends exactly at the moment when you get inside the car.
Yes, the interior is full of light and air, spacious and carefully assembled.
But look on the first stumbles over a massive tunnel between the front seats, and then – on the vertical decorative panels along the front doors and the central console.
Whether black or beige interior, the lacquered inserts are made in dark cherry color.
Thank you, that there were no cheap imitation of wood, yet the area of these elements much more than their decorative value.
However, the cabin 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 also have a change.
The first – a multimedia complex with a 5.8 inch touch screen, the changed climate unit and the instrument panel.
Climate control then three-zone, has its own display and buttons for the second row passengers.
If not necessary, it is possible to turn it off.
For passengers of the third row are provided, unfortunately, only thin air ducts for the feet.
And they can accidentally close the mat.
From the facilities to the passengers the average number of 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 there are still armrest with cupholders.
Heated seats, unfortunately, only the front riders.
They also provided electrically.
In the driver’s seat has a memory for three drivers.
Given that the family car, for sure it will go as husband and wife, so every time to adjust itself under the seat is not necessary.
But the torpedo 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 were pleased.
Although not very expensive plastic, which, in principle, common to all the Japanese, it is not oak, and the instrument cluster with white illumination pleasing to the eye.
Navigation in the 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 highly detailed, completely Russified, but the voice command does not understand.
Not fatal, but on the expensive car and just expect a little more.
The rear view camera is offered in addition to the Parktronic.
The picture is clear, but the path by turning the steering wheel is not drawn.
Inside, 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 is another screen that catches the eye.
This narrow strip of amber monochrome, where engineers have tried to place an incredible amount of information.
Naturally, this they did not work, so you have to choose between temperature readings for the passenger and the temperature in the cold.
Here clock mode the air conditioning system and a trip computer.
Frankly, the fuel consumption data, fuel balance and the average speed it would be logical to place somewhere between the tachometer and speedometer.
And in general, this level of visualization of the last century does not fit on a par with modern systems, packed with the machine.
Nestled behind the wheel of the 2018-2019 Mazda turn out at all easy, but fans put an elbow on the “sill” have to disappoint you: go so uncomfortable – too much distance to the steering wheel.
2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 seven-seat option is useful for all only if the children sitting behind.
If you put in the “trunk” of the adult, you will have to make room for the average number of passengers.
However, 200 kilometers can be reached without too much discomfort.
The second row seat 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 can be moved in a wide range, sliding them against the front seats.
The backrests are adjustable in angle.
With such mobility, get through to the third row is not too difficult even for adults.
The children will perform this trick, almost without bending.
In support of stupidity committed seven of long-distance travel, cite figures volume luggage 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 – 267 liters.
Like crumbs the Audi the A1 .
Pushed to get two medium suitcases, which is not enough for seven people.
So the seven-seat version of the 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 will fit to take his wife and children home in the evening, to travel around town, to the country or to the shops.
In fairness, I will mention the fact that the third row of seats separated: one can only fold, freeing up more space for luggage.
Noise 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 interior, by the way, could be better: it’s still not a sports car to enjoy the sound of the engine.
Then at the time of listening to music or just talk a big company.
But if the engine hum bothers only in the upper speed range, the noise from the wide wheel can penetrate into the cabin continuously.
Moreover, it does not depend on the speed and the quality of the pavement.
On roads with a smooth ideal ‘slippery’ coating in the cabin so quiet that can talk to each other all the passengers.
On the gallery is perfectly hear what the driver says.
But it is the way to become “rough”, as you have to raise your voice.
Crossover CX-9 is equipped with a full set of airbags, leather seats, bi-xenon headlights, light sensors and rain, “climate”, keyless entry, cruise control, a rearview camera, a multimedia complex with a USB input, AUX, connector for iPod and Bluetooth protocol and the fifth door with an electric drive.
Also the only complete, the new 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 has no alternative and the 3.7-liter naturally aspirated petrol six-cylinder V-shaped engine.
Throws it 277 hp
and 367 Nm of torque.
For drivers of cars seven-seat MPVs like Renault Scenic and the Citroen Pacasso , figures may seem superfluous, but taking into account more than two tons of weight “nine”, everything falls into place.
Bring 2500kg 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 (this is when take all the seats and the trunk) of up to 100 km / h this engine manages a minimum of 10.1 seconds.
All this power is constantly working, even if not to make a red light sprints whole family.
Suspension from the updated 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9 – surprisingly tough (especially for a crossover), but it is very energy intensive.
The car shakes, but not swayed, banks are low, and breakdowns can happen only in some incredible way.
But, according to the standards of the class, CX-9 is also perfectly controlled – drive along the winding roads is not something to gamble, but it’s nice.
But only by the standards of the class.
When you start serpentine, dynamic stabilization system in the first turn clearly hints that she wants the driver or not, teach him good manners with a high center of gravity away by a two-ton vehicle.
Electronics will not turn off completely, and if vizgnuli bus, she immediately covers the “gas”.
If you keep in mind the weight and dimensions of the CX-9, the dynamics of this great car lacking in most situations, and the six-step “automatic machine” works well and smoothly: he quickly moves to the lower level by sharp pressing a gas or when driving downhill, and fast and seamlessly switches up with a quiet ride.
Whatever it was, then, why create more crossovers like the 2018-2019 Mazda CX-9, is a high-speed highway.
The distance of 500 kilometers for the driver and passenger CX-9 can easily be a half day route, and the fatigue they feel.
Agility 277 horsepower with well tuned “machine” is enough to make overtaking – as confident and calm, like everything else.
Despite the fact that I am skeptical about the abilities off-road SUV, CX-9 really able to move where there is no asphalt.
Of course, for the assault of the off road it will not work, given the long wheelbase and overhangs impressive, but move out of a snowdrift, go on a picnic with friends or ride on muddy dirt road up to the house in the village of his ability.
Importantly, do not forget to turn off the stabilization system, from time to time could buksonut and clean tire treads.
Moving in such conditions can be at a decent speed, breakdowns of suspension has not been noticed, and on a small gravel spine turns into dust.
The only thing to worry – it’s buses.
They are not too thick, and the wheels in size 20 inches clearly hinted that from the pits and stones with sharp edges is better to stay away.
It is understood that the four-wheel drive there as an assistant, not a provocateur.
While in the car, you get the absolute comfort and tranquility.
The downside is that occasionally get behind the wheel do not want to.
But not because it is bad, but because it is better in the passenger seat.