January 3, 2019
With enough space for three rows of seats and an abundance of features, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is perfect for growing families. The vehicle has attractive styling, and the car company offers the SUV in a variety of trim levels. Its Signature trim has a cabin that’s as nice as some of the luxury brand models while the SUV delivers a nice driving experience.
The Mazda CX-9 comes in four trim levels, which are the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. Each trim is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Mazda paired the engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle’s standard drive mode is front-wheel drive, but buyers can upgrade their CX-9 with all-wheel drive.
The Sport model is the base trim, and it comes with standard features like 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control and LED headlights. It has a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 60/40-split folding second-row seats. The vehicle also comes with Bluetooth, an infotainment system and a six-speaker sound system. With the SUV, drivers will have safety features like a blind-spot monitoring system, low-speed automatic emergency braking system and rear cross-traffic alert.
Those who decide to get the Touring trim will have an SUV with automatic headlights, heated mirrors and a power liftgate as well as convenience features like keyless ignition and entry along with power-adjustable front seats.
The Grand Touring trim takes the amenities up a notch with adaptive headlights, rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera system. This trim also comes with 20-inch wheels, LED fog lights and a sunroof.
Mazda’s Signature trim is the big kahuna. It’s the model with all the goodies, features like exterior LED accent lighting, premium leather upholstery and an upgraded interior trim. This trim also comes with all-wheel drive.
The CX-9 is a fun SUV to drive. It handles a winding road like a pro and is highly maneuverable in tight spots. The SUV has plenty of power for most drivers. While test driving it, buyers will notice how easy it is to pass slower moving traffic on the highway. When tested for speed, the CX-9 went from zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds.
Mazda developed the brakes to feel dependable and firm, a feature that drivers are sure to appreciate for everyday driving. The vehicle comes to a complete stop quickly. During testing, it stopped in 115 feet when traveling at 60 miles per hour.
Those who are shopping for a midsize to large-size SUV should include the 2019 Mazda CX-9 on their list of vehicles to consider. Along with the vehicle’s impressive ride quality and handling, the SUV is well-equipped and attractive.