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Feel Like Road Royalty in the 2016 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda CX-9

Finding an SUV that can handle my hectic lifestyle can be a challenge. From errands to events and everything in between, it can get pretty crazy at times. Besides, I have 3 teens that are VERY active. Needless to say my family demands a vehicle with loads of amenities and plenty of get-up-and-go… and, it MUST have plenty of style. Well, the ‘style’ part is mostly for me. 😉 Now, I’m not knocking those with simple point A-to-B needs, but I demand a different feel when I’m making my rounds. And, I think I’ve finally found my match.

Say hello to the absolutely gorgeous 2016 Mazda CX-9!

I had the awesome opportunity to take the Signature Edition for a test drive, and I felt like the queen of the road! Not only is the Mazda CX-9 smooth to drive, but it’s outfitted with all the luxury details you’d expect from a high-end vehicle. Sculpted aluminum, genuine wood trim, premium leather, all that’s missing is the premium price tag. But worry not because this bold beauty won’t break the budget at a mere $31,520 MSRP. Mazda even amped-up the generosity on the CX-9 with other features like Mazda CONNECT that makes staying informed and entertained effortless, cameras and sensors all around that use Mazda i-ACTIVSENSE which help to keep blinds spots in check, and Mazda’s signature KODO “Soul of Motion” design that keeps you in celebrity mode as you move around town.

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Elegant and Efficient

Driving this chic three-row SUV was way too fun. It makes the thought of a cross-country road trip actually appealing.

I also learned that style is not the only thing this SUV ranks high with. It is also fantastic on gas mileage for a vehicle of its size. For combined city and highway driving, the car gets about 27 MPG–something I can definitely be on board with!

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VIP Treatment

Just when I thought that the fun was over, I got to head over to the Mazda Experience to enjoy a little VIP treatment with the CX-9. I had the chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at what makes the Mazda CX-9 so special, and also take it for yet another spin. Of course I was more than happy to oblige. 😀

Even if you don’t know much about cars, you would enjoy this experience. A personal concierge took me through the process and told me what inspired each design decision behind this vehicle. I never realized how much thought went into it, but now I have a whole new appreciation for this stunning SUV!

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It really seems like the 2016 Mazda CX-9 was designed for the driver with high expectations… like me! I fully appreciate that. If you’re looking for a showstopping SUV that make excursions a lot more stylish, you will love the 2016 Mazda CX-9.

Go ahead, give it a test drive!

Nikka Shae The Undercover Socialite

Disclaimer: Mazda USA and Drive Shop USA provided me with a vehicle to test drive, however all opinions are my own.

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  • Reply Mimi Green November 3, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Yes, that Soul in Motion got me though. I instantly needed to know more. Like you I want a ride that also has style. They showed up with this and nailed it.

  • Reply Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom November 3, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I love this car! The style of it is stunning! And the features? I love the genuine wood trim. Remembering the faux wood of the past makes me shudder lol! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jeanette November 3, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Wow that car is changed a whole lot! I love the look of it I love everything that’s inside. When we start looking for a new car I will definitely check this one out.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey November 3, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Oh my goodness now that is a beauty of a car! I would love to take one for a drive myself. x

  • Reply Melodie Stewart November 3, 2016 at 11:18 am

    If I wasn’t in love with muscle cars, I would for sure give this car a chance!!

  • Reply lisa November 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    That is a sharp looking car. I love all the bells and whistles it has.

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    This mazda sounds like a really great ride. I love that this car is packed with features that make it comfortable and safe and attractive. I will share this with my husband.

  • Reply Jana'e Michelle November 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Love the interior of the Mazda. A very stylish car. Thank you for sharing your experience with the car. I have a busy lifestyle, but prefer a smaller SUV and something like this would be perfect. Oh…And you look amazing!

  • Reply jennifer November 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    i have an 08 mazda cx9 and we loved it so much, we went out and bought a second mazda. that car was way ahead of its time, but we are due up for an upgrade. the 2016 is beautiful!

  • Reply Bill S November 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    What a great looking car!!! We have been considering an upgrade but it so hard to decide with all the options on the road now a days.

  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger November 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    We had a Mazda for years and we loved it! It was such a good and sturdy little car for us. It went so many places.

  • Reply Ali November 4, 2016 at 6:02 am

    Wow, I love the design that Mazda put together for this SUV! Such a great looking family car.

  • Reply Dawn gibson-thigpen November 4, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    love love love this post. i just reviewed the vehicle and loved it. your pics are fab.

  • Reply Krystal November 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    That car is totally FINE! I love all the added features and upgraded options in a Mazda! I need to test drive it!

  • Reply Kelssey Layton November 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    That is one gorgeous car! SO pretty & such a good car!

  • Reply Dee November 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Now isn’t she a beautiful car. I have never see a mazda cx-9 but after seeing your pictures I have to go out and see one for myself.

  • Reply Jenny November 5, 2016 at 1:45 am

    I’m loving this mazda. Almost tempted to get it and sell our corola.

  • Reply Christina Aliperti November 6, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I’m not into cars too much but this is gorgeous. I would love to get behind the wheel!

  • Reply ricci November 6, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Oh wow! That Mazda is gorgeous both inside and out!! I would definitely love to test drive one!

  • Reply Amanda Kruse November 6, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    What a sweet ride! I love the interior.

    Amanda ||

  • Reply Lacey November 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

    WOW! I would never have thought this was a Mazda! The interior is gorgeous!



  • Reply Chimee Ahaiwe November 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Love the car color and you look adorable in it!

  • Reply Iesha November 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Such a gorgeous luxury car. It would be amazing to take it for a spin.

    Iesha aka Lesh

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose November 7, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    That’s one awesome ride. My husband used to have a Mazsa and he said he loved it.

  • Reply Elena from November 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Nice outfit, I love it!

  • Reply Rachel November 17, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Wow! This is one amazing SUV! I love it, the interior especially. You lucky girl!

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