2020 Mazda CX-9 gets a light refresh with more torque and features

This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting http://www.autobloglicensing.com The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is here, and it’s even more enticing than the 2019 model year SUV. It’s not a full redesign, but Mazda shook up the features list to make it more competitive with other three-row crossovers. Most notable (arguably) of all changes comes from a small increase in torque — the 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gets bumped from 310 pound-feet of torque to 320 pound-feet. Horsepower remains the same at 250 horses. Those figures are only applicable when using 93 octane fuel. They go down to 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque when on 87. Another new feature is an off-road traction assist button, replacing the traction control button. This new feature is meant to help when navigating rougher terrain. Here’s how Mazda describes its function: “When the diagonal wheels lose traction, off-road traction assist will stop reducing the engine torque and increases the brake force on the wheels without traction. This transfers power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow...

Best Amazon Prime Day deals for camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor equipment: Live updates

Amazon Prime Day is wrapping up and deals are disappearing quickly. If you’re looking to find a few things to help you close out in the Oregon summer in style, we’re rounding up the best deals in camping, fishing, hiking and anything that will help you better enjoy the great outdoors. Amazon Prime Day – the collection of limited-time exclusive sales, discounts and special offers available to Amazon Prime members – kicked off Monday morning at 3 a.m. ET. For the uninitiated, Amazon hosts an exclusive annual sale for its Prime members, and this year’s Prime Day is the longest yet at 48 hours. To participate you need to have an Amazon Prime subscription: you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here to access the sale if you aren’t a member. Amazon also has its own general guide on how to shop Prime Day here. We’ll keep this as up to date as we can through the rest of the day’s sales, but the deals end soon and can sell out anytime. Here’s a refined look at the current best deals on outdoor essentials you may be looking for on Prime Day. UPDATE: Here are a few more deals to finish out Prime Day that have came up on Tuesday morning. For our 10 favorites that may still be available, s...