Top Family-Friendly Features in Mazda SUVs

February 18th, 2020 by

The team at Mazda of Fort Walton Beach understands that when you are in the market to upgrade from a sedan to an SUV to fit your growing family that you will have some pretty high expectations. Whether your main focus is cargo space, third-row seating, or superior safety technology, it’s important for you to have a list of must-haves to find the perfect sports utility vehicle to meet your lifestyle needs. At our Mazda dealership near Destin, we have a vast inventory of the newest, hottest Mazda SUV models on the market that we believe have the features that will impress you and your passengers. The Mazda SUV lineup is complete with safety & technology features that make the competition pale in comparison and practical design to make each Mazda SUV in our lineup a no-brainer for the days when your hands are full and so is your car. Here are five of the family-friendly features that we believe you will love when searching for the perfect Mazda SUV for your growing family.

2020 Mazda CX-9 | Exterior

Smart Brake Support [1]

When you have your family in the car, we know that safety on the highway can be a huge burden on your shoulders. Beyond making sure that you are attentive to the roadway, you also are at the mercy of the drivers around you. One of the most innovative, reliable safety features that can be found in the Mazda SUV lineup is the Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning[1] technology. Smart Brake Support[1] kicks in when you are traveling at speeds higher than 10 mph and helps detect vehicles in your path. If the technology predicts that a crash is imminent, the system will send a warning to the driver and apply the brakes, if necessary, to keep you and your precious cargo protected. You can find this technology in every Mazda SUV in our lineup:

2020 Mazda CX-9 | Hands-Free Power Liftgate

Hands-Free Power Rear Liftgate [2]

We get it- your family keeps you busy and your hands full. Whether your arms are full of groceries, soccer gear, or children, you could use some convenience features in your Mazda SUV that makes your life easier on the days where you don’t have a hand to spare. When you browse our Mazda SUV lineup at Mazda of Fort Walton Beach, you’ll find that the Mazda CX-9 offers a foot-activated liftgate to allow you to unload your gear with just a kick of the foot under the rear bumper. The available Hands-Free Power Rear Liftgate [2] is the ultimate convenience factor to make the process of loading up your CX-9 an easy one. The liftgate also offers the capability to adjust the height of the liftgate to ensure that you can lift your arms and stand upright while loading up the rear of your Mazda SUV.

2020 Mazda CX-9 | Interior

Accommodative Seating

If you have a big family, you are going to be in need of a Mazda SUV that can comfortably accommodate each and every one of your passengers. When you choose the Mazda CX-9, you have access to 7-passenger seating, as well as other accommodative seating options to ensure that you can customize your Mazda SUV to your family’s needs. The Mazda CX-9 Touring offer available 2nd-row power tilt and slide bench seats to make accessing the 3rd-row a breeze! [3] The Mazda CX-9 Signature trim comes with standard captain’s chairs with a center console in the 2nd-row if you do not need the 7-passenger option. [3] Customize your functional seating when you choose one of our practical Mazda SUV options at Mazda of Fort Walton Beach!


The Mazda SUV lineup allows all of our family-focused shoppers to find the features and customization options that they need, all the while offering the utmost safety, confidence, comfort, and entertainment that they deserve. Whether you are in the market for a Mazda SUV that can exceed your expectations for functional cargo space, advanced technology features, or luxurious, comfortable seating, you can find the perfect Mazda crossover that works for you and your family’s lifestyle at our Mazda dealership near Panama City. Come by and test drive one of the Mazda SUV models in our inventory today to start the process of finding your new family companion!



[1]: Smart Brake Support operates under certain conditions above 10 mph. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. There are limitations to the range and detection of the system. Factors including movement and shape of the object in front of the vehicle, weather and road conditions can all impact automatic brake control and collision warning. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details. 
[2]: Always check the area around the Power Rear Liftgate before opening and closing it. Hands-free capability requires the vehicle’s key fob to be in proximity of the liftgate. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.
[3]: Captain’s chairs with center walk-through available with select Touring and Grand Touring trims; captain’s chairs with center console standard on Signature trim.
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