Living the Beach Dream in the Mazda CX-9

Thanks to Drive Shop and Mazda I got to zip around Cocoa Beach, Florida in the Mazda CX-9 last month for our end of the summer girls trip.

At home I’m a minivan mama so I wasn’t sure what it would be like zipping around in a sporty SUV. Spoiler alert: I LOVED it! Wheels that don’t scream hockey mom? Sign me up!

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Instead, it screamed sporty, fun, luxury. And it felt so nice.

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The exterior was machine gray and the interior was auburn. It truly felt like we were driving a luxury, sporty SUV around town.

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Mazda CX-9 interior features:

7 passenger seating

Leather seats and leather covered steering wheel

2nd row sunshades

Heated front seats

Push button start

Advanced Keyless entry

Bose AM/FM/HD/SAT speakers

8″ color display with rear camera

Aluminum and Rosewood interior trim

Navigation System

Sirius Satellite Radio

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Third row seating for the win!

Mazda CX-9 exterior features:

20″ alloy wheels

Power open/close rear lift gate

Power Moonroof

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Safety features:

Rear back up sensors

Lane departure warning

Smart Brake support

Traction Control and Roll Stability

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We picked up the car in Orlando and headed to Cocoa where we mostly used the car for trips to the beach or for pool breaks. I loved the feel of the sporty, luxury car.

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Having our own wheels definitely made our girls trip!

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Have you ever driven a Mazda CX-9? 

Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop and Mazda I was loaned this vehicle free of charge during our trip to Cocoa Beach. All opinions and photos are 100% mine.