Mazda CX-9: Ultimate crossover?

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2010 Mazda CX-9 Touring model.

We prefer racing sports cars through the mountains to lumbering around suburban streets in an SUV, but if we absolutely had to get a vehicle that could hold seven people plus cargo, the Mazda CX-9 would rank high on our list of choices. Although large, the CX-9 drives more like a car. And its unique, modern design looks good. It reads as the quintessential crossover, combining the best of cars and SUVs.

On the down side, in Touring trim, such as the one we reviewed, navigation isn't available, forcing a move up to the Grand Touring trim, plus buying the navigation option on top of that.

Read our review of the 2010 Mazda CX-9.

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.



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