The all-new Mazda CX-9 combines sophistication and comfort for the driver and passengers alike. Aimed to be be just much a driver’s car as it is a practical family-hauler for seven, here are nine features that may surprise you about the CX-9.

  1. Quiet Space

A Key priority with CX-9 was with highlighting its upscale driving experience with an aural quality to match. Mazda engineers added 53 pounds of sound insulation throughout CX-9’s structure to keep the vehicle quitter than many much more expensive vehicles.

  1. Standard LED Lighting

Inside and out, LED lighting comes standard on all-new CX-9. The LED headlights and taillights are brighter to help with visibility. The interior LED lights slowly illuminate as you enter the cabin and keep the cabin illuminated throughout your journey with couol0tones accents.

  1. Easy-Access to the Third Row

A sliding second row seat gives easy access to the third row even with a car seat installed.

  1. Two USB Ports for Backseat Passengers

Not guaranteed to stop the second row passengers from fighting over the armrest, but the two USB ports will keep their devices charged. The USB ports are rated at 2.1 amps apiece – enough to keep tablets and smartphones amply charged through any road trip.

  1. Second-Row Retractable Sunshades

Never again will you need suction cup window shades. Second-row passengers can enjoy their ride with built in retractable sunshades that block out heat, sun glare and flashes from the paparazzi.

  1. Active Driving Display

A windshield-projected Active Driving Display makes the driver feel like he or she is in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Navigation, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and much more are presented on the lower windshield, allowing the driver to enjoy your drive by keeping your head up and eyes on the road.

  1. Storage

With seven passengers comes seven times the cargo. Two storage bins underneath the cargo floor provide extra storage. When the second- and third-row seats are folded down, you’ll have more than 70 cubic feet of storage.

  1. BOSE 12-Speaker System

Because you can never have too many speakers. Mazda’s R&D team and BOSE sound engineers worked together to create an exceptional-sounding system that complements CX-9’s already impressive driving experience.

  1. All-New Signature Trim Level

Mazda’s new Signature trim level debuted on the 2016 CX-9 with added luxurious touches and features. CX-9’s rosewood interior accents are sourced from a premium Japanese guitar maker. Aluminum trim is inspired by the blade of a knife. And its Nappa leather’s Auburn was created to look like saddle leather-a subtle not to Mazda’s “horse and rider as one” driving philosophy.

Originally posted to Inside Mazda