We started our holiday break with a road trip to Augusta, GA. We were super lucky to be able to drive the brand new 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature SUV for our trip. And it was love at first sight y’all!
I have always wanted an SUV. As a 30-something mom of two tweens, minivans just aren’t my style. I have a mid-size car but owning an SUV has always been at the back of my mind. Lately it seems as though more SUVs are looking very similar to minivans, except for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature.
After driving this beauty around for almost two weeks, I’m pretty sure I have found my new dream car! We’re not in the market for a new car, but now the whole family wants this one! The 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature is the ultimate mom car that doesn’t scream “mom car,” if that makes sense. I didn’t know the CX-9 was missing from my life, but now I do and I want one.
Love at first sight
The first thing I noticed when I got in the driver’s seat was the 8” Color Touchscreen Display. You can control the screen with the commander control knob, it keeps you in command of the vehicle’s entertainment, GPS and your phone. The Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ appear on the touch screen, but you can control it easier when the car is in motion via the Commander control knob. It was so convenient to have it right beside me while I was driving.
It also comes with a Bose® Surround Sound System, Napa Leather-Trimmed Seats, Heated front and second row seats, and also Ventilated Front Seats. Yes, that’s right, air-conditioned seats!! Anything that keeps me cool is a plus in my book!
It comfortably seats up to seven people with 3 rows of seats and comes with a dual-screen, rear seat entertainment system (RSES) to keep rear the kids entertained. How perfect for a road trip?!
Even with the third row seat in use there is still a decent amount of cargo space. We packed for a weekend for the four of us and had enough room. With the third row up, the cargo space is definitely something that will come in handy when packing for longer family road trips!
The girls loved the USB ports in the center console. They are always charging their phones and electronics on a trip so this definitely came in handy. They were also so happy to have their own controls for the air conditioning. And even though the back seats have tinted privacy windows, the sunshades were perfect for our road trip, especially when they were using the rear TVs!
Active Driving (Heads-Up Display) was my favorite feature by far on the CX-9. An image display of your speed, speed limit, cruise settings, and navigation directions gets projected onto the windshield, making the image appear on the road in front of you. No more glancing down to monitor your speed or cruise. I fell in love with this and I’m going to miss it so much!
We had some rain on our trip to Georgia and I got to experience the rain sensitive windshield wipers first hand. I loved that I didn’t have to go searching for them and they just automatically knew to come on. I was amazed! Other smart features that I loved were the brake assist, which helps you stay aware of the traffic speeds in front of you and the lane departure warnings that keep you from veering out of your lane.
It’s clear that Mazda put a lot of thought and planning into the new CX-9. From looks to features, this vehicle has it all! If you’re looking for a truly stylish and luxurious ride, look no further than the 2019 Mazda CX-9 in Signature trim! I just need to figure out how to convince my husband I need one of my own.
A big thank you to Mazda for letting us drive this beauty to Georgia for the weekend and during Christmas break!
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