On March 2, Mazda North American Operations released its best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy figures for the all-new CX-9.
The Mazda CX-9 is a midsize SUV for the US market and this new second-generation model was unveiled last November at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2016 CX-9 incorporates Mazdaâ€™s latest Kodo â€“ Soul of Motion design theme in pursuit of a powerful design. The exterior length has been trimmed down by 30mm from the previous model to 5,065mm. However, the wheelbase has been extended by 55mm, which has provided additional space to the cabin in particular to the rear seating.
The powertrain is a newly developed SKYACTIV-G 2.5T system. This 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine, which has been downsized from the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 gasoline engine on the previous CX-9, generates 250hp/5,000rpm of maximum output and 42.8kgm/2,000rpm of maximum torque. The curb weight has been reduced by approximately 130kg, contributing to a combination of exceptional performance and fuel efficiency.
According to Mazdaâ€™s EPA-estimated fuel economy figures, the front-wheel drive offers 22mpg (approx. 9.5km/liter) for the city, 28mpg (approx. 11.9km/liter) for highways, and 22mpg (approx. 10.6km/liter) for combined.
Mazda North American Operations said, â€œThe 2016 CX-9 achieves best-in-class city and combined fuel economy ratings for a non-hybrid, midsize, three-row crossover SUV and class-leading highway fuel economy.â€