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2017 Mazda CX-9 Wins Total Quality Impact Award

Mazda’s flagship SUV is the 2017 Mazda CX-9, which has just proved it deserves its place at the top of Mazda’s lineup by earning a Total Quality Impact Award in the mid-size crossover SUV segment, courtesy of Strategic Vision.

Total Quality Impact

According to Strategic Vision, praise-worthy vehicles must embody quality throughout the whole vehicle ownership experience. This means it must maintain strong reliability scores, it must be exciting to drive now and down the line, and it must generate a positive emotional response from its drivers.

Strategic Vision made that call through customer surveys that picked on the smallest details of the CX-9 and other contenders that missed the mark. These surveys explored interior seat quality, engine performance, and more.

In fact, engine performance was a big factor in the CX-9’s win. Strategic Vision was thoroughly impressed with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, which has won awards of its own. Just as impressive was the CX-9’s interior with real aluminum trim, available Nappa leather, and rosewood from Fujigen, a premium Japanese guitar-maker.

Safety was also important in securing the Total Quality Impact title, and here the CX-9 continued to excel, having earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Want to learn more about the 2017 Mazda CX-9? Test drive one today at Gossett Hyundai Mazda Mitsubishi.




Winning Mazda Engine Named to Wards 10 Best List

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The stellar Mazda CX-9.

One of the first things that car enthusiasts think of when they imagine Mazda is the brand’s penchant for churning out innovative, powerful, but fuel efficient engine technology. Year after year, Mazda keeps delivering capable but lightweight vehicles that are fun and affordable. It’s exactly that kind of commitment to excellence that allowed Mazda to make it onto the Ward 10 Best Engine list. The winning motor in question is the Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-liter DOHC turbocharged inline-4.

Utilizing Mazda’s signature SKYACTIV-G technology, the CX-9 replaced its former heavy V6 with this new lightweight engine to cut 250 pounds from the 2017 model year vehicle, boosting its fuel efficiency by a whopping 25% over the previous model year. The secret is the Dynamic Pressure Turbo System hidden inside the engine, which creates extra pressure by funneling exhaust through a smaller space. Cranking out 301 lb-ft of torque, it’s obvious this isn’t your average four-cylinder engine.

The winning Mazda engine attracted attention and awe from the WardsAuto editors, an impressive feat that earned it the number one spot on the 10 Best Engines list for the year thanks to its incredible innovation and unusual engineering. Mazda doesn’t seem to be slowing its roll any time soon, continuing to crank out excellent new engines year after year that take the market by storm.