- North of Toronto
- 2019 CX-9 Sig
I guess for me, it has a good amount of hp over the mdx/qx60 so that i expected more. But then again, it weighs more so I guess that is in play (who really expected it to weight the lb it does).Well, it is not a truck - making wacky beeping noises would be off-putting.
And for the performance that everyone is complaining about - the 0-60 times are faster than what you would get with a similarly priced ($62K) MDX or a Infiniti QX60 (7.5 and 7.3 respectively). And the passing times (45-65) are close to a second faster than the MDX or QX70 - and almost 2 second faster than a CX-9. In fact it is just 0.3 seconds slower than a Genesis GV70 or Audi SQ5 - both of which are 2 row SUVs. The people saying their CX-9 is faster - on regular gas - are smoking something funny.
Both the inline 6 and PHEV are monster engines. Not the car for everyone, and I would argue not in the same league as a Q7 or X7, but all the whining about the "performance" of the new engines is just silly in my mind.
It's actually a minor miracle that it has the dynamics it does, given it's pounds. That is more impressive at this point than the engine IMO.
Once I drive one, prob a good chance i stop fixating on the hp and realize the overall package. I've never actually been about straight line speed, despite mentioning it here a few times. It's why I can so love my CX9, despite it never being the quickest it had the cornering down.