Last month, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 was named the “Best Large Utility” vehicle by Motorweek. Here at your Mazda dealers near Lakewood, NJ, our team was excited to learn that this engaging and dynamic new Mazda crossover had been honored by a pillar in automotive television content as a part of the 2017 Motorweek Drivers’ Choice Awards.

Each year during the annual Drivers’ Choice Awards, the editorial team at Motorweek evaluates vehicles from the “buyer’s point of view” and the list of winners that they decide represents the vehicles that the program and its editors believe drivers will be happy purchasing. The editors evaluated more than 150 vehicles, with the winners being chosen based on what is most important to drivers: driving performance, technology, practicality, and dollar value.

When it comes to the 2017 Mazda CX-9, the crossover is sure to check off all the boxes on your list as it sets itself apart from three-row SUVs due to the Mazda brand’s KODO-Soul of Motion design platform as well as its equipped and refined interior. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 seats seven passengers and is available in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. All trims feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional.

All models feature a number of impressive and intuitive features such as automatic LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, the Mazda brand’s Connect infotainment system with display screen, and more. Stepping up trims will get you heated mirrors, heated front seats, an informational display, advanced safety features, and more!

To learn more about the 2017 Mazda CX-9, head on down to Lester Glenn Mazda to speak to our team today!