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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

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

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

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

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

  20. What a sweet ride! I love the interior.

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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



  22. Love the car color and you look adorable in it!

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

    Iesha aka Lesh

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

  25. Nice outfit, I love it!

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