Review: 2019 Mazda CX-9

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 crossover delivers sporty handling, a fuel-efficient powertrain, and user-friendly technology. Let the experienced sales team at Premier Mazda of Kansas City show you why Car and Driver named the 2019 Mazda CX-9 the 2019 Best Mid-Size SUV*.

Performance

Powering the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trims is a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and Sport mode. The powertrain makes 227-hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the Overland Park highways and 22 mpg in Lee’s Summit with a standard front-wheel drivetrain. For optimal traction, i-ACTIV AWD® comes standard on the Signature trim and is optional with the other trim levels. The Mazda CX-9 is a great family carrier, and also has the capability to tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Comfort and Convenience

The quiet cabin in the Mazda CX-9 is designed with three rows and space to fit up to 7 passengers comfortably. The versatile interior provides a 60/40 split-folding and reclining second-row and 50/50 split-folding third-row seats resulting in a float loading floor. Also standard are two USB ports and a three-zone automatic climate control system to ensure each row’s passengers stay content. If you are interested in stepping up your level of comfort, you can opt for Nappa leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Plus, a power moonroof with a sunshade and a power liftgate are available.

Technology

The MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display and voice command, Bluetooth®, HD Radio™ for up-to-date traffic and weather, Pandora®, Aha™, and Stitcher™ radio integration, and a six-speaker sound system are included. Additionally, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and low-speed automatic emergency braking are standard. Optional technology features consist of an 8.0-inch full-color touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, navigation, SiriusXM® satellite radio and SiriusXM® Travel Link, and a Bose® Centerpoint®2 surround-sound audio system. Forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, radar cruise control, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and a 360-degree view monitor are also available.

Pricing

Starting at $32,280 MSRP

* Car and Driver, January 2019

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