When it comes to the summer break and ways to keep cool during those hot days, my family and I find that we enjoy spending our days by the water. We like to not just take a day to spend by the water but also take it to cool down as we hang out on the beach, take our puppy to play in the water and sand, and also relax as we throw a line from the shore on those days where fishing just sounds like the thing to do. So when we were given the chance to check out the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD, we decided to take it as we enjoy some summer fun by the water!
With the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD, we get a vehicle that has the space we need so that the whole family has room as we head out to enjoy our summer days. This is because with this vehicle, we get 3 rows of seating, allowing my family of 5 plenty of room when we pack up the vehicle for a day of adventure.
Aside from the space we get I can also appreciate some of the extras that can be found on the inside, which include the simple to use latches for when we need to move the seats forward to let those in the third row in and out. To do so, you just simply pull up on the latch, and the seat then moves either forward or back in place depending on the position it is in when you go to pull the latch. Another plus that my kids liked having was the USB port availability for the passengers to use, so they can each plug in their devices to charge when in the car. And when it comes to even more convenience and comfort for passengers in the back seats, I like that they can also control the temperature as well, ensuring that everyone stays nice and cool while we drive on these hot summer days.
Then when it comes to the driver and the features that are available, I found that along with the easy to view radio, Bluetooth and navigation features that the Heads Up Display for monitoring my speed is a big plus. This allows me to keep my eyes on the road ahead, and instead of looking down to watch my speed or trying to look for a sign that tells me what the speed limit is, I can see it straight ahead of me in the hologram that is displayed for the driver. Along with the safety feature and the ease of use when it comes to the many amazing tech options that the driver can use safely while on the road, I like that with this car, it is made to be family budget friendly in the gas department, giving me an average of 21 miles per gallon while driving around locally and up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway! Making the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD, a great choice to go with not just for taking to the water during the summer, but to have all year round as you head out with the family!
I was loaned a vehicle for a week long test drive, thank you to Drive Shop USA for supplying me with the vehicle for this review, all opinions are my own.