Engineered with Mazda’s “Soul of a Sports car” signature, CX-9 deftly blends sporty driving spirit with seven-passenger sport-utility vehicle (SUV) practicality. For 2008, CX-9 reaches a higher level of performance with a new standard 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine, resulting in 10 more horsepower (273) and 21 additional lb-ft of torque (270) compared to 2007. The Mazda CX-9 is the insightful solution not only to the modern family’s complex needs but also to the enthusiast driver’s desires. Mazda CX-9 targets young couples and modern families. These outwardly-focused families have not lost their desire for high- intensity leisure activities, learning experiences or social interaction. The CX-9 is also ideal for couples with grown children who pursue an active lifestyle.