The Mazda CX-9 is the perfect combination of excellent interior space and excellent handling for a large SUV. It represents one of the most attractive three-row crossovers on the market and it is very popular especially among families. The CX-9, in fact, the whole lineup of Mazda’s SUVs is known for its very handsome styling. Its interior is also nicely designed and well-equipped also. However, some won’t be satisfied with the lack of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The current version has added several improvements which include a rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, and Smart City Brake support standard on every trim. As well, the Sport and Touring models have been upgraded with G-Vectoring control and a heated second row of seats.
However, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 should continue with familiar design and specs and the only change we might see is the introduction of the turbodiesel powertrain. But this information still needs to be confirmed.
So, for more changes and upgrades, we will have to wait a few years more, when the carmaker should give it a mid-cycle revamp which should enter the market as the 2020 model year.
Engine and performance of the 2019 Mazda CX-9
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 will continue with the same engine as the current model and there is one option for all the trim levels. It is a 2.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged powertrain. This engine is capable of making 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. All the models will work with a six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive is standard while the all-wheel drive will be offered as well. Connected to RWD, it gets 22/28 mpg. With all-wheel drive, it is estimated to be 20 mpg in the city and 26 mg on the highway.
However, the 2019 model year might receive a turbodiesel version and it could be a 2.2-liter inline-4 unit. This engine is able to make around 190 horses and 330 lb-ft of torque. As well, this powertrain is expected to feature much-improved fuel efficiency.
Exterior and interior design
The Mazda CX-9 might be one of the best looking three-row crossover SUVs on the road. Its design is simple but elegant and very beautiful. The front end features a long hood with a large grille and slim LED headlamps. The rear section is also nicely done with horizontal tail lamps and sporty exhaust pipes.
The interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is very ample and has three rows of seats which makes it a good choice for large families. The second row of seats is suitable for adults but the third one is best for children. The dashboard is fitted with a 7.0-inch touchscreen with infotainment system.
The base model is equipped with Bluetooth, cloth upholstery, 18-inch wheels, power features, three-zone climate control, a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic etc. The Touring trim also includes 8.0-inch display, leather, a power liftgate, and power adjustable front seats. The Grand Touring adds 20-inch wheels, parking sensors, heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, and so on.
Release date and price of 2019 Mazda CX-9
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 should arrive later this year. The price should be similar as before and it starts at around $33,000.