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2019 Mazda CX-9: Style and substance

Mazda's three-row CX-9 is one of our favorite crossover SUVs.

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The Mazda CX-9 rolls into 2019 nearly unchanged.

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But that's fine -- it's still one of our favorite midsize crossovers.

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For starters, it's gorgeous.

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With all-wheel-drive capability, it's great for all four seasons.

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It doesn't have the most space inside, however, so don't plan on using that third row of seats too often.

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Great steering and a taut chassis make the CX-9 really rewarding to drive.

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The CX-9 lags behind some of the competition in terms of onboard tech.

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It's not the most efficient SUV in its class, either.

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The turbocharged I4 engine delivers a healthy punch.

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There's plenty of luxury inside.

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