Under the hood lurks smooth V6 that produces 273hp and a torque 270ft/lb. A 6-speed automatic can be scaled quickly and keep the speed to 6,000 rpm redline happy. There is a manual shift mode, but is lazy and not worth it. Engine and transmission with all-wheel-drive system, confidence in wet or snowy roads is associated. Outside torque, gear and AWD system of belief accelerator CX-9 for the acceleration of traffic with a hint of wheel spin, or play to crush Mary and a large car is incredible compliment that packs punch close to frame properly.