Mazda CX/MX range discussion

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by 05XR8, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. JohnBM01

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    Of the Japanese manufacturers, Mazda makes some of the most stylish machines today. Judging on Post #39, that's amazing! I don't think I've ever disliked any of the CX Mazdas. Those are some lovely SUVs. This new CX-9 is no different. Loving this!
     
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    So basically its a slightly bigger CX-3 with 1st gen. Acura RDX taillights? Nothing special as far as powertrains go, either.

    I'm sure it will be a good car but it just seems a bit unnecessary in Mazda's current lineup. Unless the new CX-5 gets significantly bigger.
     
  4. YSSMAN

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    So, the CX-4 is based on the Mazda 3, then?

    A friend of mine just bought a CX-5, and while I like it a good bit, it's just a bit too big for what I'd want if I were shopping for a CUV (without a doubt, however, its the best one to get in that class). And as much as I like the CX-3, there isn't as much room as I'd want for back seat passengers on a trip to Detroit or Chicago. So, in theory, the CX-4 should be the Goldilocks model, right? Good on Mazda for capitalizing on the market without having too make too strong of an investment.
     
  5. townha99

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    Does anyone else see the F-Pace a bit in the CX-4? It still looks pretty nice from what I can see anyway.
     
  6. mustafur

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    The CX4 looks to be on identical dimensions to the Mazda 3 where the CX5 is slightly bigger and boxier.
     
  7. ND4SPD

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    Didn't realize they still made the CX-7 for other markets I presume? Looks like a brand new white one in the background...
     
  8. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Maybe its a 2015 CX-9?
     
  9. Blitz24

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    It's weird. CX-4 is the same size as the Mazda 3 and the CX-3 (8 inches smaller) is the same size as.... nothing. It's smaller than a 3 and bigger than a 2. CX-2.5?
     
  10. RocZX

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    More spy pics of CX-4

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  11. Grandea GTR

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    Roof looks pretty low.
     
  12. titleguy1

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    That looks really, really good. If it comes out soon I might try to convince my parents to get that instead of a Mazda 6. :p
     
  13. Danoff

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    Macan back with a Mazda 6 front.
     
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  14. Bram Turismo

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    Don't. There are, if any, few cars that look as good as the current Mazda 6. It is a stunning vehicle in dark grey.
     
  15. titleguy1

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    You bring up fair points. If the CX-4 comes with the Turbo engine from the CX-9, though, I will still stand by my point since my parents want a hatchback but can't find anything large enough because 'Murica. I will admit the 6 looks like a stunner though, but the CX-4 hasn't been revealed in the full yet, so we'll have to find out.
     
  16. Blitz24

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    Looks very nice but it looks like oversaturation if sold in America.
     
  17. 1241Penguin

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    So where exactly would the CX-4 slot in?
     
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  18. Grandea GTR

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    I'm thinking it would be like how Toyota made the Venza.
     
  19. Blitz24

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    Looks too small to be a Venza class car.
     
  20. mustafur

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    My bet is its only a bit smaller then the CX-5 and still quite a bit bigger then the CX-3.

    You can tell it's basically just a Mazda 3 but lifted, it would be using the same wheel base as the CX-5 likely as well.

    Think of it as a Subaru Outback but for the Mazda 3.
     
  21. 05XR8

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    I see it more like the Subaru XV to the Impreza. It's a slightly higher 3 that is bigger than the CX-3, lower than the CX-5. Hopefully, the 2.5T makes it in a top of the line Akera model. Mazda would do well to make this an urban professional/young couple on the go, low-slung SUV.
     
  22. Grandea GTR

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    I'm seeing it as Outback-sized.
     
  23. 05XR8

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    The Outback is M6 wagon size but lower. Maybe height but the CX-4 would be shorter.

    A CX-5 is 300mm shorter than an Outback. If it's slotting between the CX-5 and CX-3, I cant see it being that big.
     
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  24. mustafur

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    It's basically what I meant, just a lifted model of the normal with minimal changes unlike the CX-5, maybe it could be the replacement for it even.
     
  25. Keef

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    Looks like a lifted 3 hatch. The reason they're doing this is probably because Americans are buying taller everything more than ever. Hell, Chrysler has already made a statement saying they're going to let the 200 die off and that thing isn't exactly low to the ground. I have to imagine Mazda is preparing to see which one sells more, the 3 hatch or the CX-4.
     
  26. 05XR8

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    The CX-4 definitely appears more upscale than a similar 3 on the outside. An Akera CX-3 with the bone interior, looks more upscale than an SP25 GT. So, that CX-4 bone interior pic looks to seal that deal as well. (I guess the CX-4 should get ita own thread)
     
  27. FT-1

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    The original post was about the Koeru/CX-4 concept and then the CX-9 came along. Maybe it should be renamed to Mazda CX Range Discussion?
     
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  28. 05XR8

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    That could work. Updated.
     
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  29. mustafur

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    Isn't the Astina the top Mazda 3 model, from my experience it makes the CX-3 look Poverty Spec mainly due to increased interior size and width but also with better sound system and the Twin Turbo diesel, I know the Akera gets the leather Dash as well.
     
  30. 05XR8

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    The Astina looks more flash in diesel form. The Akera CX-3, I feel, has the better looking interior in bone than the 3 in beige.
    I've driven the diesel 3 around for a bit and had an SP25GT as a work car. The 2/CX-3 dash looks fresh and more high-end than the 3.

    The new look of the CX-9/CX-4, with that brown color, is going to change the game their classes. The 3 is going to need a refresh soon.

    One thing I noticed when trying out the CX-3. It has the best front seats(supremely more comfortable) of all the Mazdas. For 2016, I see the seats in the 3 have changed to those from the CX-3.