On the Road with the Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD 2018

Lately, my husband and I are considering upgrading our car since we have an addition to our family – our baby boy Josiah King. As most of you know by now, my husband and I love traveling, so a spacious vehicle equipped with the latest tech is what we’re considering for the whole family. We want it to have “character” but also not skimp on the features. Another important thing is that it should be able to handle long road trips without making it uncomfortable for the passengers. Fortunately, we were given the opportunity to test drive the Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD 2018 model for a week, and we literally LOVE everything about this crossover which made the experience even more amazing.


Personally, I used to be a fan of smaller cars because it is more comfortable to drive and does not require a big space for parking. Hubby, on the other hand, loves cars that are luxurious and armed with speed. Since giving birth to our baby boy, everything changed. We wanted a bigger one, a sedan isn’t big enough, a hatchback isn’t really a contender, an SUV or a crossover is a big possibility. But we weren’t sure which one to choose or what would be an excellent fit for our needs. After test driving the Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD, we realized that it gives us everything that we are looking for –and more!

What we love with the Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD 2018


Appearance » The 2018 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD has a classy look on the outside with a glossy finish. The detail on its design is well made, sleek and clean. The interior is made with comfy leather, the dash offers the latest tech with built-in navigation. The overall look is exquisite, minimalist, with a hint of luxurious detail.

Space » The 2018 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD can accommodate up to 5 persons sitting comfortably which makes it excellent for family use. Aside from that, there’s an option if you want to add another two more seats in the rear giving you more space for the family.
A major plus for us is that it is very “roomy”!

Comfortability » For those of you who love to travel would know that taking long road trips can result in discomfort. In fact, I always end up having back and leg pain when seating for long periods of time and even more when I feel trapped in the back while looking after our son. As for my husband, since he is tall, this usually becomes a cause for concern. While he wants to be comfortable, there usually isn’t enough legroom without compromising my space in the back.

Good thing, with the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD, this is not a problem. It has enough space where we can move back the driver seat without making the back passenger feel cramped. This is also a primary issue when getting in and out of the vehicle
We’re more than delighted to share that after test driving for long hours, I never felt uncomfortable even while nursing my baby boy.


Trunk Space » Its trunk space is undeniably huge. It is excellent for traveling and packing our personal belongings along with a bulky jogging stroller. With all honesty, it has enough space that you can literally pack for a family 3 for a whole month. When it comes to bringing home groceries. It can hold a pretty decent amount of bags, including a sack of rice with a lot of space left for more

Features » My favorite feature is the i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive® system. It is especially helpful for not so pro drivers like me, you’ll have instant confidence for all-weather traction and its off-road capabilities. It also has a built-in rear camera that will help you maneuver the crossover easier. The whoa factor? That would be the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, and most of all, the Traffic Sign Recognition feature.

Another one to highlight is the rear mirror that automatically dims and has adaptive front lighting that will increase your visibility in darker roads.


Overall, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD is a luxury SUV that is perfect for long drives, prominent families, and daily use. Please note that I am not an expert when it comes to vehicles. This review is based on my experience and geared towards families who are possibly looking for tips and suggestion from another consumers perspective.

Our final verdict? Highly Recommended and definitely, Mom and Dad approved!

Price Starts at $32,130

What are your thoughts about the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD? Got Questions? Let me know using the comment box!


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