The CX9 is a formidable 3-rd row SUV from Mazda that’s a family favorite with its 7-seater capacity, ample cargo space and spacious interiors. Its also a lot about safety that makes this a good choice for your family outings with features such as Smart City Brake Support that’s very useful when you need to brake frequently at low speeds as in a congestion and Bling Sport Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert. We found the CX9 showcased at Mazda Phoenix and decided to take a more detailed look at what makes the 2019 Mazda CX9 so special.
Smooth Flowing Exterior Design
Mazda’s Kodo design linage is quite evident across the outer periphery of the CX9 giving it a sleek aerodynamic profile with a stance that reflects solid stability and road control. It’s a relief to get some features that are otherwise premium and available on the higher trims as standard in the CX9. LED Headlights with Auto on/off and auto height control, LED daytime running lights and LED combination taillights are among them. Dual exhausts and body color rear roof spoiler is another such feature. The Sport and Touring get Black front, side and rear lower body moldings while the Grand Touring and Signature trims get chrome. The Signature trim also gets LED Grille accent lighting, Aluminum roof rails in satin chrome finish and the Signature badge that sets it apart from every other SUV in its class. The 18-inch wheels on the base trims and 20-inch wheels on the upper 2 trims add vitality.
Luxury Appointed Interiors
Get inside the CX9 and you get into the lap of luxury straightaway. The Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob catch your attention right away before you get swayed away by the sheer sculpting across the doors and dash and innovative creation of nifty storage spaces. The spacious interiors with good head and leg room in all the three rows make you feel elevated. The reclining second row seats are 60/40 split fold-down and slide forward to provide you access to the 3rd row seats which are again 50/50 split fold-down so you can create ample cargo space.The Three-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter keeps all passengers comfortable and the drivers will bless the makers for Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go and the advanced keyless entry and start/stop system. The Signature trim goes all the way to the heights of luxury with Premium Nappa Leather, Genuine Santos Rosewood accents and Sculpted aluminum interior trims.
Infotainment is doled out through a 7-inch full-color touchscreen display that comes with 6-speaker Audio with automatic level control and useful Bluetooth hands-free with audio streaming capability. The Signature features a 8-inch full-color touchscreen and the premium Bose Centerpoint 2 Surround System with AudioPilot 2 and 12 speakers spread through the vehicle. Mazda Connect and Mazda Connect with Navigation provide a range of connectivity services.
Performance Oriented Mechanics
The 2019 CX9 available at Mazda dealer Phoenix comes with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT engine that gives up to 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The G-Vectoring control gives you a great ride experience and makes it special.