2018 Mazda CX-9

 
2018 Mazda CX-9
 
2018 Mazda CX-9
 

2018 Mazda CX-9

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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 28 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5 L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, 227 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The CX-9 is Mazda's flagship vehicle. With seating for seven, it's the perfect way to carry friends and family wherever you need to go. Its fuel-efficient turbocharged engine and competent chassis allow for spirited driving, while available all-wheel drive lends an air of sure-footedness to the experience. With a price starting at $31,520, the CX-9 is competitive in this crowded segment against the likes of the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot. But the Mazda's superior driving experience is sure to tip the scales in the CX-9's favor.

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What's New For 2018

The CX-9 rolls into 2018 with a few changes to the standard features including: Mazda's Smart City Brake Support, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Mazda's G-Vectoring Control, a new electronic system that the company says improves steering and stability in turns. A new Sport package for the Sport trim level includes active safety features such as automatic high-beams, lane-keeping assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers and adaptive cruise control. This package also adds heated front seats with power adjustment for the driver. The mid-level Touring trim sees enhancements to its power front-seat adjustments and now includes a tilt function for the driver's seat and height and lumbar support adjustments for the front passenger. Grand Touring models now feature heated second-row seats and a heated steering wheel. Lastly, a new color joins the palette: Soul Red Crystal.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2018 Mazda CX-9

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Blind Spot Monitoring Blind Spot Sensor
    • Smart Brake Support Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: AM/FM Sound System -inc: HD Radio, 6 speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth hands free phone and audio, 7.0" full-color touch-screen display and 2 USB inputs
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Fixed Antenna
    • Aha Internet Radio
    • Pandora Internet Radio
    • Radio Broadcast Data System Program Information
    • Stitcher Internet Radio
    • Infotainment System Voice Command
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" x 8"J Aluminum Alloy
    • Tires: P255/60R18
    • Wheels w/Silver Accents
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
    • Black Rear Bumper
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Chrome Grille
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Auto Off Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: manual driver's seat
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Console Ducts
    • Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Colored Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Smart Device Integration
    • E911 Automatic Emergency Notification
    • SMS Text Msg Audio Delivery & Reply
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 4-Cylinder Turbo
    • Transmission: SKYACTIV-Drive 6-Speed Automatic -inc: sport and manual shift mode
    • Axle Ratio: 4.411
    • GVWR: 5,661 lbs
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 150 Amp Alternator
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 19 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 84.9
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 50.5
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 21.5
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 58.6
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 40.2
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 29.6
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 71.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 38.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 14.4
  • Electrical Features
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.5 L/152
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 227 @ 5000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 310 @ 2000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 115.3
    • Length, Overall (in) - 199.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 77.5
    • Height, Overall (in) - 69
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 65.3
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65.2
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 135.1
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.3
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.9
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56.7
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 58.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 57.4
    • Third Head Room (in) - 35.4
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 29.7
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 53.1
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 40.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22 (Est)
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28 (Est)
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mazda CX-9
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P255/60HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/60HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.49
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.99
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.60
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.99
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.41
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.4 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4166
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Mazda CX-9 Photos & Colors

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  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica Jet Black Mica Machine Gray Metallic Snowflake White Pearl Mica Sonic Silver Metallic Titanium Flash Mica
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

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Introduction

The Mazda CX-9 is a handsome three-row crossover that blends sport and family functions. The handling is sharp and the ride firm, while carrying seven people in comfort.

It’s front-wheel drive, with available all-wheel drive sending up to 50 percent of the power to the rear wheels when they need it.

For 2018, Mazda CX-9 comes with G-vectoring, which cuts ignition spark to put a small amount of weight on the front tires, to make the handling more stable in corners. Otherwise, there are no major changes for the 2018 model year. The current-generation CX-9 was introduced as a 2016 model.

The CX-9 uses one engine, a 2.5-liter turbo making 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, when Premium gas is used; however, it drops to 227 hp on Regular. The engine was named one of Wards “10 Best Engines” in 2017.

It’s mated to a quick six-speed automatic that’s smoother than rivals having eight, nine, or ten speeds. But its sporty nature is missing something: paddle shifters.

With front-wheel drive, CX-9 rates 22 miles per gallon City, 28 Highway, 24 Combined, according to the EPA; with 1 less combined mpg with all-wheel drive. That 6-speed automatic might be smoother than some with 9 or 10 speeds, but the reason for their being is to improve fuel mileage. So the CX-9 mileage suffers a bit.

With a long wheelbase of 115.3 inches and overall length of 199.4 inches, it’s bigger on the outside than the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, but those inches mostly vanish on the inside, where Pilot and Highlander offer more space. The CX-9 wins back on cabin beauty and luxury feel, but loses again on tech, with mediocre connectivity and an infotainment system that has been behind rivals for at least two years.

For 2018, CX-9 comes with automatic emergency braking at low speeds, called Smart City Brake Support, along with blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert.

The IIHS gives the CX-9 a Top Safety Pick Plus rating, but only the Grand Touring or Signature model with LED headlamps. The Sport and Touring models get a mere Marginal rating due to less-effective headlamps.

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The CX-9 Sport ($32,130) comes with cloth upholstery, three-zone climate control, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Smart City Brake Support, blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert now come standard.

All-wheel drive is available for Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring ($1800). (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

CX-9 Touring ($34,960) includes leather upholstery, power heated front seats, push-button start, three-zone automatic climate control, two USB ports, Bluetooth audio streaming (no CD), rearview camera, 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch screen, and LED headlamps.

Grand Touring ($40,470) adds lane-keep assist, lane departure alert, moonroof, adaptive cruise control, power liftgate, and upgraded infotainment with 8.0-inch screen. An option package adds automatic LED foglamps, navigation, Bose speakers, automatic windshield wipers, sunroof, SiriusXM satellite radio, 20-inch wheels, and head-up display.

Signature ($44,315) comes standard with all-wheel drive and adds Nappa leather, Japanese rosewood inlays, and real aluminum trim.

Walkaround

The CX-9 is elegant, with a long hood, tapered fenders, and dramatic (for an SUV) roofline. Its tall nose features a large but delicate grille that’s tilted at the top like a Volvo XC90, and LED headlamps; on the Signature, the grille has LED background lighting. The rear pillars arc upward. The wide stance gives an athletic look that could pass for Italian.

Interior

The CX-9 cabin is car-like, with a low shelf-like dashboard similar to the design in other Mazda vehicles. The materials feel upscale and expensive. The brown Nappa leather in our test Signature was gorgeous. The switchgear placement sometimes seems haphazard, and there’s a lot of glossy black plastic that will show smudges. The driver’s line of sight includes a 4.6-inch screen with trip information and functions.

The touchscreen sits awkwardly on the dash like a TV on a Motel 6 dresser (a design that makes it easier for the manufacturer to upgrade on later models). The radio is easy to tune, but the infotainment system feels dated. The system is menu intensive and takes too many clicks to program. The navigation system lags competitors. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity are not available.

The CX-9 has less room inside than its rivals, however the split-fold second row is on a sliding track, which allows one inch more legroom than the Pilot or Highlander. The rear seats recline but lack support from contour.

The front seats are spacious but firm, and also lack support. Good adjustment, and a tilt/telescope steering wheel, but a wide center console steals side legroom.

The third row is not for adults. Behind it, there’s only 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space. With the third row folded flat, there’s 38.2 cubic feet. The CX-9 works best like this, as a five-seat crossover.

With both rows folded, we fit in two kayaks and two electric bicycles. The only problem was that the liftgate wouldn’t close all the way, and there’s no way to shut off the beeper that warns you it’s open. So we drove all the way to the river with the radio on full blast to drown out the warning telling us what we obviously already knew.

Driving Impressions

For all it’s sporty slant, we’re not as entertained on the road as we should be. That’s unlike the CX-5, which we declared to be the most fun compact crossover we’ve ever driven. What was especially no fun was the Lane Keep Assist constantly telling us we were about to run off the curving two-lane road when we promise you, we were not.

The turbocharged 2.5-liter engine responds smoothly and quickly to make the most of its 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, but the engine needs high-test gas to get that power. It runs fine on regular, but only makes 227 horsepower. Mazda says the difference only occurs above 4500 rpm, so it’s not something you’ll notice around town or even cruising on the freeway, just when you’re very hard on the throttle. There, it growls and strains a bit when it’s carrying five people. Some competitors with V6 engines are more powerful.

When it’s carrying just one, it feels super smooth and fast, accelerating onto the freeway.

The turbocharger was designed by Mazda, to respond without the lag that inherently comes with turbos, and the engineers succeeded in their goal. When you floor it from idle it lags for a second, but you don’t drive like that.

The CX-9 uses a simple suspension, struts in front and multilink in rear, to deliver a well-controlled ride with the standard 18-inch wheels. The brakes inspire confidence.

The steering is on the heavy side, with a medium amount of feel, making it a pleasure to drive on twisty roads. But the optional 20-inch alloy wheels deliver a firm ride that turns twitchy on rough roads. That’s because the sidewalls of the tires aren’t as wide as the standard 18-inchers, so there’s less absorption of the bumps. They run the dampers out of range.

With only six gears in the automatic transmission, against rivals that have as many as 10, the CX-9 looks behind them, but not necessarily. The 6-speed automatic easily keeps the engine in its powerband, and shifts smoother than some with more speeds, whose programming is more complicated, with more choices to get wrong.

Mazda’s G-vectoring is not the same as other cars’ torque vectoring. Torque vectoring uses the brakes on one side of a car to give a greater sense of grip or mitigate the effects of understeer. One consequence of that is the driver loses a sense of steering feel. G-Vectoring, on the other hand, cuts ignition spark to put a minimal amount of extra weight on the front tires, effectively creating a wider contact patch, stiffening the tire sidewall and creating more stable steering feel, both in straight lines and corners.

There is a transmission sport mode that raises the shift points, but there are no driving modes to change the throttle and steering response.

Summary

With no paddle shifters, no sporty modes, and a turbo four that’s sometimes stretched, the CX-9 can’t be called terribly sporty. It has elegant looks, but it’s not as roomy inside as it should be, and the third row is for kids. The infotainment system is easy to use but dated. We like the ride and steering the most.

Sam Moses contributed to this review, with staff reports.

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The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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