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2019 Mazda Cx-9
Select a Different Model (7 Available): Grand Touring AWD
Fair Market Price $ 44423
MPG (EPA) 20 CTY /26 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 14/71 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
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2019 Mazda CX-9 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Fun to drive
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish for a three-row

You Won't Like

  • Headlights are subpar
  • Fan blower never turns off
  • AWD system doesn't redistribute power quick enough

New for 2019

For 2019, the CX-9 is now available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other new optional features include a surround-view camera system, a 7.0-inch instrument panel screen, ventilated front seats, SiriusXM Travel Link services, and Santos rosewood interior trim.

Trim Levels

The three-row CX-9 is Mazda's largest crossover, positioned above the smaller CX-3 and CX-5.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Sport: The CX-9's base trim includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, dual exhaust outlets, three-row seating, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with a controller, two USB ports, Pandora internet radio compatibility, push-start ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring: Moving up to the Touring trim adds a power liftgate, automatic headlights, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, two additional rear USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded emergency automatic braking system with pedestrian detection, heated front seats, leather-trimmed seating, and a proximity key.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring: Building off the Touring's features, the Grand Touring trim includes 20-inch wheels, a moonroof, Satin chrome roof rails, a Bose Centerpoint 2 audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio with Traffic and Travel Link services, a navigation system, traffic sign recognition, a 7.0-inch instrument panel screen, interior ambient lighting, a surround-view camera system, ventilated front seats, second-row heated seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive headlights, and front and rear parking sensors.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature: The CX-9's top trim adds a Signature badge, LED grille accent lighting, additional ambient lighting, Auburn Nappa leather seating and trim, Santos rosewood inlays, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique stitching.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 CX-9 is powered by a 227-hp, 310-lb-ft of torque 2.5-liter turbo-four backed by a six-speed automatic (250 hp with 93 octane). The front-drive version delivers an EPA-rated 22/28 mpg but all-wheel drive lowers that to 20/26 mpg.

Safety

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 received the highest overall safety rating of five stars from the NHTSA and is considered an IIHS 2018 Top Safety Pick for earning the highest rating of Good in all crash tests and the highest rating of Superior for the front crash prevention test by avoiding 12- and 25-mph collisions thanks to the optional Smart Brake Support automatic emergency braking system. Other driver-assist safety features include blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera system, adaptive headlights, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The CX-9 offers 14.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 38.2 with the third row folded, and 71.2 with both rows folded. Front seat legroom is 41.0 inches, second-row legroom is 39.4, and third-row legroom is 29.7 inches. For comparison, the Toyota Highlander has 13.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row, 42.3 behind the second row, and 83.7 behind the front seats. Front passengers have 44.2 inches of legroom, second-row passengers have 38.4, and the third row offers 27.7 inches.

Technology

Standard tech features for the CX-9 include two USB ports and a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with a controller, but it takes the Touring trim to get the larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The Grand Touring trim gets the Bose Centerpoint 2 audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio and Traffic and Travel Link services, a navigation system, traffic sign recognition, a 7.0-inch instrument panel screen.

What We Think

In a First Test review of the 2016 Mazda CX-9, at the track, acceleration was on par with rivals and felt quick off the line. Around town, power delivery was smooth and the engine never felt stressed. Inside, we found the cabin quiet and the third row easy to access, but tall passengers will lack headroom. We concluded by saying: "With handsome styling, a stellar interior, and a decent turbo-four, the CX-9 once again stands out in its segment. Its Real MPG results could've been better, but at least it's an improvement over the previous CX-9 and is competitive with other offerings in the segment."

After 14 months with our long-term 2017 Mazda CX-9, our final verdict was positive. Even so, complaints centered on the headlights that provided subpar visibility (especially on dark roads), less cargo space than competitors, and a fan blower that never completely turns off, forcing you constantly adjust the temperature and vent position. We also noticed that in Normal mode (not Sport), the AWD system doesn't send power to the rear wheels fast enough when pulling away from a stop quickly, causing some torque steer. Regardless, we concluded our time with the CX-9 by saying, "If you're looking for a stylish, comfortable, fun-to-drive hauler in which to carpool five or six kidoes or to take the family of four on camping trips, then the Mazda CX-9 might be just the ticket."

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2019 MAZDA CX-9 SPECIFICATIONS
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Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.5 Liter SKYACTIV-G
Transmission Name
Transmission, SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
Grand Touring AWD
Class
Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
227@5000
Standard MPG
20/26
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

Cargo & Side Storage Nets Package (PIO)

INCLUDES: Cargo Safety Net; Load Restraint
$80 $100

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.5 Liter SKYACTIV-G

Std Std

Transmission, SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Snowflake White Pearl Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Jet Black Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Crystal Blue Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Titanium Flash Mica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sonic Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Machine Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Soul Red Crystal Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Safety Net

CONTAINED IN: [1CN] Cargo & Side Storage Nets Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Rear Seat Entertainment Sytem (Dual Seatback Type)

$1596 $1995

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [1CN] Cargo & Side Storage Nets Package (PIO)
Pkg Pkg

Memory Adjustment

Std Std

Mazda Mobile Start (PIO)

$440 $550

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Voice Recognition, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.411

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.5 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: I-Activ Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Front & Rear Bumper Trim (PIO)

$440 $550

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Body Side

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGB] Splash Guard Front/Rear (PIO)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Splash Guard Front/Rear (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$120 $150

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Blinds, Side

Std Std

Cargo Mat, Carpeted (PIO)

$80 $100

Console

Std Std

All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO)

$160 $200

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Door Sill Trim Plates, Illuminated Type (PIO)

$460 $575

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Doors; Alloy & Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Retractable Cargo Cover (PIO)

$260 $325

Steering Wheel: Heated Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Interior Lighting Kit (PIO)

$280 $350

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Daytime Running Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Machine Gray Metallic Paint

$258 $300

Snowflake White Pearl Mica Paint

$172 $200

Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

$512 $595

Paint, Mica

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Smart Brake Support (Sbs)

Std Std

Dynamic Stability Control (Dsc)

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Monitoring

Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front, Rear and Side 360 View Monitor Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, (RCTA) Radar

Std Std

Driver Seat, Ventilated 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory; Passenger Seat, Ventilated 4-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Heated Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Sand Leather

N/C N/C

Audio System, Mazda Connect™ AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Twelve Bose® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P255/50VR20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks (PIO) WLK

$48 $60

Wheel Locks (PIO) WLT

$48 $60
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Mazda announces a Bonus Cash offer for active duty Military personnel. 07-01-2019
$720 Mazda announces a Lease Bonus Cash offer for a lease through MCS. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-03-2019
$720 Mazda announces a Bonus Lease Cash offer for a lease through MCS. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-03-2019
$0 0.9% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Mazda announces APR rates on select models. 06-03-2019
$0 3.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Mazda announces APR rates on select models. 06-03-2019
$1500 Mazda announces Customer Cash on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 06-03-2019
$0 1.9% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 48, 63 Months - Mazda announces APR rates on select models. 06-03-2019
$65 Mazda announces Lease Cash on select models. 06-03-2019