New Member & New CX-9

sm1ke

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'18 CX-9 Signature
I'd say the only way the 4-banger still falls short of the V6 is during the low-down turbo lag range and when you are fully loading down the vehicle to max towing capacity (which I doubt I will ever do).

I've had the CX-9 loaded down with an extra 1100+lbs of cargo, plus my wife and infant daughter, for a 12-hour road trip. The car performed much, much better than I thought it would.
 
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2018 CX-9 GT
I've had the CX-9 loaded down with an extra 1100+lbs of cargo, plus my wife and infant daughter, for a 12-hour road trip. The car performed much, much better than I thought it would.

I doubt I would be loading anything more than that, so that's good to hear!
 
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2019 CX-9 Sig
Also new member (day 1) and new owner (day 2). 2019 signature in grey. No real add ons, just tint, cargo cover, alloy winter rims. Won't get to see all seasons until spring!

Loved the drive today, very comfortable,nice power delivery and of course, loved the handling. Annoying to not have radio stations programmed.

Gonna do some digging, but was less than thrilled with the lane keep assist. Seems like some have mentioned it's less intrusive. We also have a 2017 crv and that system keeps me dead centre of lane. Only reason to put hands on wheel is to avoid warning.

Very happy overall.
 

sm1ke

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Gonna do some digging, but was less than thrilled with the lane keep assist. Seems like some have mentioned it's less intrusive. We also have a 2017 crv and that system keeps me dead centre of lane. Only reason to put hands on wheel is to avoid warning.

Very happy overall.

Congrats on the new car! Don't forget to double check the PSI on your tires (winters and OEMs). Dealers are notorious for leaving them overinflated.

Yeah, Mazda in general has never offered any type of lane centering technology or advertised the system they have to function as a lane centering assist, at least not in North America. Each manufacturer's definition varies a little bit. Mazda's system isn't intrusive at all, which I personally appreciate. It jerks the steering wheel just enough to remind you to be more mindful of your surroundings. You can play with the settings in the infotainment to adjust the level of intrusion (strength of wheel vibration and audio volume, I believe), and you should be able to adjust how soon the system will intervene. Mine is set to intervene when a wheel starts to go over the line.
 
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2018 CX-9 GT
Also new member (day 1) and new owner (day 2). 2019 signature in grey. No real add ons, just tint, cargo cover, alloy winter rims. Won't get to see all seasons until spring!

Loved the drive today, very comfortable,nice power delivery and of course, loved the handling. Annoying to not have radio stations programmed.

Gonna do some digging, but was less than thrilled with the lane keep assist. Seems like some have mentioned it's less intrusive. We also have a 2017 crv and that system keeps me dead centre of lane. Only reason to put hands on wheel is to avoid warning.

Very happy overall.

Awesome and congrats!

Definitely dig into the settings on the lane assist. Although it does not keep you centered like the CRV, it does push back for a bit (while making noise and/or vibrating depending on what setting you enable). I have the sound turned off, but the vibration is set to the highest level...which is more than enough for my wife and I (who are coming from vehicles that had no lane assist what-so-ever).

As for the radio, what do you mean about the stations not programmed? Are you talking about an auto-scan & save function? Or are you talking about simply adding them to your favorites?
 
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North of Toronto
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2019 CX-9 Sig
Awesome and congrats!

Definitely dig into the settings on the lane assist. Although it does not keep you centered like the CRV, it does push back for a bit (while making noise and/or vibrating depending on what setting you enable). I have the sound turned off, but the vibration is set to the highest level...which is more than enough for my wife and I (who are coming from vehicles that had no lane assist what-so-ever).

As for the radio, what do you mean about the stations not programmed? Are you talking about an auto-scan & save function? Or are you talking about simply adding them to your favorites?

Ya, i just meant my favorites weren't input so the steering wheel buttons had no stations to skim. Took delivery Monday after work, 9 month old not sleeping great so being dead tired means the new baby in the garage has been ignored. This weekend will go thru the radio, phone and lane keep assist settings etc. Plus will put baby seat in back, although without it installed, wife can't ask me to leave it at home for her to drive!
 
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2018 CX-9 GT
Ya, i just meant my favorites weren't input so the steering wheel buttons had no stations to skim. Took delivery Monday after work, 9 month old not sleeping great so being dead tired means the new baby in the garage has been ignored. This weekend will go thru the radio, phone and lane keep assist settings etc. Plus will put baby seat in back, although without it installed, wife can't ask me to leave it at home for her to drive!

Double congrats for the other baby! I don't miss the diapers or sleepless nights tho... lol

For the radio, after manually tuning to your radio station, just press and hold the star until it beeps and says that it was saved as a favorite. Once it's saved, the steering wheel will cycle between all the saved stations. This also goes for the XM channels too.

After you have saved all your stations, you can re-order them in any order you want, meaning that you can mix XM and FM/AM stations together. To do that, you have to go to the Favorites menu (by clicking on the star button), scroll to the station that you want to move, press and hold the center down (until it beeps), select the move option, and then scroll up or down to place it where you want in the Favorites list.

Definitely hold-off with the baby seat for a couple more days! lol I also made sure I had a few days with our CX-9 before I let my wife take it for the day. This way, if she called me at work to ask how to do something with the car, I would know what the heck she was asking about and then walk her through it. Plus, it's just a fun new toy that I wanted to play with first. (yes)

Cheers!