Mazda CX-9 Racks Up Yet Another Award For Best Large Utility

 Motor Week recently awarded the Mazda CX-9 the distinction of Best Large Utility during the 2017 Motor Week Drivers’ Choice Awards. According to the Inside Mazda press release, winners of the Drivers’ Choice Awards were picked based on performance, technology, practicality and value.  The Mazda CX-9, a three-row SUV, ranked the highest in all the categories most important to consumers.

Award-Worthy Mazda Crossover SUV Vehicle

This latest award for Best Large Utility joins the growing list of other accolades garnered recently by the Mazda CX-9, including 2016 Texas Truck Rodeo Winner for Full-Size SUV (Texas Auto Writers Association), Best SUV (Hispanic Motor Press Awards), 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines (Wards Auto), and The Best Midsize Crossover (Digital Trends).  It’s still early in 2017, so it’s likely there will be more automotive industry awards credited to Mazda’s engineering excellence in its design of the Mazda CX-9.


The Mazda CX-9 Is The Ideal Family Vehicle

With seating for up to seven passengers, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 model is arriving on dealership lots now.  Remarkable is the fact that the starting price of $31,520 remains the same as it was for the debut of the 2016 CX-9. Available in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trims, the Mazda CX-9 features Mazda’s turbocharged SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine.  The engine is mated with a six-speed automatic and is also available as a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Visit us at the Salinas Auto Mall and test drive a Mazda CX-9 today.  Discover for yourself why the Mazda CX-9 is quickly becoming a popular choice for growing families. See our website at for a complete listing of new and #CertifiedPreowned vehicles.  From the Mazda CX3 to the Mazda CX-9, we’ve got a vehicle to fit every lifestyle and budget.






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