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2009 Vehicle Model Guide


MazdaThat "Zoom-Zoom" brand of Mazda, with a reputation for producing sporty cars tracking back to the wily two-seat MX-5 Miata roadster and a rotary-powered RX-7 hatchback sports coupe, offers a diverse collection of cars and trucks and wagons. Heading Mazda's line are two souped-up crossover utility vehicles — CX-7, a five-passenger wagon packing a turbo-charged engine, and CX-9, a seven-passenger CUV with trappings of luxury. Sport-tuned vehicles from Mazda include best-seller MX-5 Miata roadster, the high-tech RX-8 sports coupe and MazdaSpeed3 turbo-charged sports sedan. And for 2009, Mazda unleashes a new generational design for Mazda6, the sporty mid-size sedan.

2009 Mazda 6Mazda6
Mazda's four-door for the mid-size class becomes a larger and stronger vehicle in 2009. The new design for Mazda6 shows 4.5 inches added to the wheelbase length, and the overall structure of the car is longer and broader. That translates into more room for passengers in the five-seat cabin. Two versions score different powertrains. Mazda6 i carries a 2.5-liter in-line-four engine, which produces 170 hp through a standard six-speed manual transmission. Mazda6 s bumps up to a 3.7-liter V6 that rips to 272 hp. Touring and Grand Touring grades feature a new push-button starter.

2009 Mazda CX-7CX-7
Sharp styling patterned after racy RX-8 applies to Mazda's five-door and five-seat CUV. It possesses the spirit of a sports car and divides into three trims with front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction. Motivation comes from a turbo-charged and inter-cooled 2.3-liter four-in-line engine spiked to 244 hp and tied to a six-speed Sport automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Stock features range from 18-inch alloy wheels to power controls for windows and door locks, curtain-style air bags, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), dynamic stability control (DSC) and traction control system (TCS).

2009 Mazda CX-9CX-9
This Mazda is a mid-size CUV with stretched wheelbase and a cabin containing three tiers of seats for seven passengers. Powertrain is a 273-hp V6 which works with a six-speed Sport automatic transmission. Like CX-7, Mazda's larger crossover offers FWD or AWD traction. The luxurious cabin features top-quality materials and options for premium gear like a Bose audio system with ten speakers and a ceiling-mounted DVD entertainment system for backseat riders. Standard safety equipment includes RSC (roll stability control) and curtain-style side air bags. Sirius satellite radio service is a new option for 2009.

2009 Mazda MX-5MX-5 / Miata
Mazda's two-seat and open-top roadster is the perennial best-selling sports car. Driving the MX-5 is a strong 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder engine with dual cams and variable intake valve timing. The plant can link to three different transmissions — a five-speed manual, six-speed manual or six-speed Sport automatic with shifter paddles on the steering wheel. The convertible top works manually with a single latch handle.

2009 Mazda MX-5 PRHTMX-5 PRHT
Mazda enhances the year-round comfort and security of the MX-5 Miata by offering a power retractable hard top (PRHT). It's the quickest-closing power top in the business, as the push-button conversion from hardtop coupe to airy convertible consumes only 12 seconds. Just touch a toggle switch and watch the roof pleat at two seams and fold in three sections to stack behind the cockpit in the same space where the soft top stows. Unlike other folding hard tops that tuck into the trunk, Miata's PRHT does not consume any trunk space.

2009 Mazda5Mazda5
This multi-activity vehicle — a miniature minivan — features a wedge-shaped body and a big cabin with room for six. There's a broad sliding door on each flank and a low floor deck for easy entry to rear quarters, plus a one-touch mechanism for second-tier seats to move away when accessing the third row. Powertrain is Mazda's 2.3-liter four-cylinder plant delivering 153 hp and connecting through a five-speed manual transmission or five-speed Sport automatic. Mazda5 trims in Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, the latter with leather-trimmed heated seats, xenon high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and a security alarm.

2009 Mazda RX-8RX-8
Restyled front fascia mark 2009 editions of Mazda's high-tech sports car with its high-revving rotary engine. Consider the RX-8 as a two-door sports coupe with four-door functionality and seats for four. A twin-rotor engine displaces only 1.3 liters but makes 232 hp with a six-speed manual gearbox or 212 hp with the six-speed automatic. New R3 edition packs a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks, tail spoiler, xenon HID headlights plus 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires. In the cockpit the R3 has Recaro sport seats with leather-clad bolsters, a 300-watt Bose audio kit and Bluetooth hands-free phone gear.

2009 Mazda3Mazda3
Compact cars from Mazda look muscular in the promise of spirited performance. And they bring optimal space in a five-seat cabin plus lively throttle action from a four-cylinder engine. Mazda3 4-Door skews as a four-door notchback sedan packing a 156-hp 2.3-liter engine. Mazda3 5-Door is a five-door hatchback also using the 2.3-liter plant. Standard equipment on Mazda3 5-door is a sport package with front and rear fascia, side skirts, 17-inch alloy wheels and foglamps. Side air bags plus curtain-style air curtains go into Sport and i Touring Value models. Also, 2009 brings new paint shades like Stormy Blue.

2009 MazdaSpeed3MazdaSpeed3
Zoom and zip go with the turbo-charged Mazdaspeed3 sports sedan. It features a compact and lightweight body design and a kicker engine stuffed below the hood. The turbo-charged and inter-cooled 2.3-liter direct-injection four-cylinder plant generates 263 hp and teams with a six-speed manual transmission. Big-diameter four-wheel disc brakes work on this sporty car, along with four-wheel ABS, EBD and DSC, plus 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The sport-tuned cockpit carries bolstered bucket seats up front with seat-mounted side air bags and curtain-style air bags tucking into headliners.

2009 Mazda TributeTribute
Mazda promotes this CUV as a sporty wagon raised by a family of sports cars. With its unitized structure, Tribute rides on a FWD chassis and has independent suspension elements and crisp rack and pinion steering to forge a nimble CUV. New sheetmetal styling occurred in 2009 and for 2009 trims continue with Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Either FWD or AWD traction is available with a four-pack or six-pack engine. New for 2009 is the 171-hp 2.5-liter iVTC four-cylinder plant, while the improved 3.0-liter V6 reaches 240 hp with a new six-speed automatic transmission.

2009 Mazda Tribute HybridTribute Hybrid
Mazda's hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) derived from the Tribute CUV has a new 153-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that drinks gasoline plus a battery-powered electric motor. The electric motor can propel the wagon or work with the gas engine to deliver a power boost with the kick of a V6. An electronic control module manages energy produced by the plants and sends it to the front wheels — or to all four wheels for the optional electronic AWD version — through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Trim choices are the Touring and Grand Touring.

2009 B Series TruckB Series Truck
Compact trucks from Mazda for 2009 show up with two cab designs and different powertrains. The two-door Regular Cab works for B2300 and the CabPlus with twin rear-hinged back doors applies to B4000. The B2300 truck with rear-wheel-drive (RWD) traction stocks a 2.3-liter four-in-line engine worth 140 hp. B4000 with a four-wheel-drive (4WD) system brings a V6 that ripples with 207 hp. A five-speed manual shifter or a five-speed automatic is available with either engine.

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