It’s interesting to think Mazda would want to downgrade anything in their lineup. but when it comes to a large SUV you might have to approach the chore a bit differently. For this SUV, instead of just adding more power, Mazda chose to work on the real world driving of the SUV which makes perfect sense. If you think about the approach Mazda has taken toward their model lineup this makes sense. The Miata is considered a great driving car and doesn’t come over powered and the Mazda 6 is one of the most admired cars on the market today which makes the CX-9 one that will actually make sense.