Video: Mazda CX-9 2.5L Turbo AWD GVC review


Although the second-generation Mazda CX-9 was officially launched in Malaysia in November 2017, the flagship seven-seater SUV was already available (in very limited units) in late 2016 due to customer requests.

While we loved every bit of the Australian-spec CX-9 2.5L SkyActiv Turbo 2WD, the Malaysian-spec with All-Wheel-Drive, G-Vectoring Control and full Adaptive LED headlamps is the one Eu Jin thinks is a worthy pick over other premium brands in the sub RM300k price category.

Powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged SkyActiv petrol engine, the CX-9 packs 227 hp and 420 Nm of torque. Drive is channelled to all four wheels via a six-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic transmission.

Some would lambast Bermaz Motors for the CX-9’s price tag but do remember this is a fully-imported SUV that is positioned to be the Japanese marque’s flagship vehicle. So, if you had RM300k, what would be your pick?


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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