The 2019 Mazda CX-9 surpasses expectations of 7-passenger family vehicles by offering stylish exterior, luxurious interiors and dynamic handling that is rarely found in SUV of this size. More luxurious than the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 looks like an upscale luxury vehicle. The interior, especially the Signature trim, will make you feel like you are driving a Lexus or Audi SUV. The CX-9’s lightweight body and advanced G-Vectoring technology offer impressive cornering capabilities, but despite its athletic ability, the ride never gets harsh or jerky. If you shop for a family-friendly SUV that looks, rides and drives like nothing in this class, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 should be on your top list.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is available in four trims: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. Even the base Sport model is well-equipped. Notable equipment includes 18-inch wheels, rear cross-traffic alert, Smart City Brake Support, blind-spot monitor, a rearview camera, 3-zone climate control, 7-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, and Mazda Connect system with Internet radio streaming, voice command, AM/FM/HD Radio with two USB inputs and an auxiliary input.
Under the hood, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 uses a 2.5-liter turbocharged Skyactiv-G engine. When using premium fuel, this engine produces 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The regular 87-octane drops output to 227 horsepower but return a better fuel economy. This powerful turbocharger shows no sign of lag, making it small motor perform like a larger V6. Power sent to the front wheels (FWD) through a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional and suitable in the state where snow covers the roads more than six months a year. Maximum towing capacity is up to 3,500 pounds.
2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
227 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm (250 horsepower with 93-octane)
310 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 22/28 mpg (FWD) and 20/26 mpg (AWD)
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $33,275 for the Sport model. The Touring start just over $36,300, and Grand Touring models from $41,800. AWD is an extra $1,800. The Signature AWD starts around $46,300.