2013 Ford Flex vs Mazda CX-9: What is the Best Camping Car Mashup Review?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ford Flex and the 2013 Mazda CX-9 are both three row people haulers that are perfect for hauling families and all of their stuff on vacation. But what if you want to go a camping camping? In another fun TFLcar Mashup Review we compare the newest 2013 Ford Flex versus the 2013 Mazda CX-9 to which one fits more camping gear. In other words, we put both vehicles to the test to see which one is the king of camping cars. Check out the video to see which car swallows more stuff and even which car makes for a better overnight bed.
Honda vs Mazda vs Toyota | Battle of the Crossover SUV's | Edmunds.com
LEARN MORE ABOUT CROSSOVERS: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=128367?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..3.* We keep a couple seven-passenger crossover SUVs in our long-term test fleet and they're indispensable for carting around kids, terriers and lawn furniture. Of course, we still crack the obvious jokes. We'll tell you that these are minivans with hinged doors, SUVs trail-rated for the Starbucks drive-thru, tall wagons that think they're too good to be called tall wagons. But there's nothing superficial or irrational about crossover SUVs like the 2009 Honda Pilot, 2008 Mazda CX-9 or 2008 Toyota Highlander. All three make good on the crossover promise of a vast interior, easy maneuverability and decent fuel economy. Maybe you're aghast that anyone would need three rows of seating, but maybe you've never tried to cram three toddlers in Britax car seats into a Honda Accord. We have. You need that third row. But if that third row were in a minivan, you might find yourself filling a prescription for antidepressants. This leaves you to consider a crossover SUV of medium-to-large proportions. Just about any current-day crossover will accomplish the basics, but the diversity of this vehicle genre might catch you off guard. Even though the 2009 Honda Pilot, 2008 Mazda CX-9 and 2008 Toyota Highlander seem to match one another airbag for airbag, their personalities are so different that you can't drive them without taking sides.
2017 Mazda RX-9
Last week, Mazda design chief and RX-8 designer Ikuo Maeda said he would “never give up” in reference to an RX series successor. According to a new report by Motoring, there’s a new concept being developed alongside the new RX-7, however it won’t see the light of day until 2020. All signs still point toward a 2017 release date for the RX-7, but now, Motoring’s executive source at Mazda says that the rotary is coming back with a bang. “We want to surprise everyone in 2017 with something special to celebrate the birth of the rotary,” the executive said. “Then, to celebrate the company’s 100th birthday, we want to take it to another level in 2020.” Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/mazda-rx-7s-2017-revival-may-preview-seco nd-rotary-2020/#ixzz3Qaflytk8 Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook The new, 2020-bound car will reportedly be called the RX-9, and may feature a 450-horsepower, twin-rotor 16X unit. The 16X, also called the RENESIS, improves on the first-gen Wankel 13B by offering true direct injection, increased torque, and higher displacement than before. Skip ►muted Related: 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring joyride Mazda’s 450-hp target has allegedly given the brand some trouble, as Motoring’s source said “to get there with a rotary engine is not easy. To get to the targeted [450 hp], some significant extra devices are necessary.” The “extra devices” the source refers to may be a two-stage turbo system that includes an electric Boost at low rpm, while the turbines kick in as the revs climb. Another bit of encouragement for rotary fans: both the RX-7 and RX-9 nameplates have also been registered as patents by Mazda. The 2017 reveal date is particularly appropriate, as May of that year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mazda Comso. The Cosmo is notable for being the first production vehicle to feature a Wankel rotary engine. (RX-9 rendering by Alex Hodge) Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/mazda-rx-7s-2017-revival-may-preview-seco nd-rotary-2020/#ixzz3QafwZMIm Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook http://www.digitaltrends.com/ www.mazda.com source image : www.mazda.com
2013 Mazda CX-9
The largest vehicle in the lineup, the 2013 CX-9 is a mid-size SUV that seemingly towers over its Mazda brethren in size and maturity, yet behind the wheel feels just as sprightly and acts just as juvenile as the rest of the Zoom-Zoom lot. This is not a bad thing. Refreshed for the 2013 model year, the three-row, seven-passenger CX-9 receives KODO "Soul of Motion" design enhancements, the new familial look that began with the SHINARI Concept, as well as added technology features from the inside out. Unmistakably Mazda, the 2013 CX-9 has evolved into a dramatic yet refined design, like the grown-up in an expensive suit but sans expensive tie. Available in three trim levels -- Sport, Touring and Grand Touring -- the CX-9 is not one to discriminate and offers all consumers a mid-size SUV that delivers on dynamics and content as well as provides all occupants a front-row seat to sophistication and comfort.