The new 2018 Mazda CX9 has arrived here at Liberty Mazda, and it is a sight to behold. A veritable work of art, it’s a head-turning beautiful automobile. But if you think it’s just a pretty face on the lot, get behind the wheel and hit the road for a test drive. The 2.5-liter turbo-four engine and six-speed automatic transmission deliver 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque for a racecar-like driving experience.

To really take things to the next level, you can add the available i-ACTIV AWD® (all-wheel drive) system. This predictive system monitors every aspect of the world around you and the road beneath you and reacts accordingly to serve as the perfect co-pilot. The system keeps track of outside temperature, throttle input, braking patterns, and more to adjust power delivery and provide optimal traction. It also helps to stabilize and boost overall road grip in treacherous weather by sensing changes in both steering effort and traction.

Not only does it drive like a champ, this Mazda SUV is built with advanced safety features designed to provide peace of mind and keep you and yours safe and sound. Smart city brake support (SCBS) is a particularly impressive feature. If you’re traveling between 2 and 18 mph, this standard amenity works to detect objects ahead and prepares your Mazda CX-9 accordingly by adjusting brake pads closer to the disk.

When you merge onto the highway, you’ll be happy for standard advanced blind spot monitoring, which keeps an electronic eye out for objects or other vehicles in your blind spot, providing a chime and a warning light in the side mirror to alert you to things you may not be able to see. It also provides a warning if fast-approaching vehicles appear likely to enter your blind spot.

Head in to our Mazda dealership in Hartford, CT to check out the new Mazda CX-9 and the rest of our new 2018 Mazda models.