Mazda CX-9
Mazda CX-9
Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda CX-9

Pros: Comprehensive list of available safety features; fuel economy

Cons: Less power than previous generation; top-line models are expensive

CG Says: The 2020 Mazda CX-9 gains standard Smart City Brake Support (a low-speed collision mitigation system), adaptive cruise control with stop and go, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keep assist. The engine gains 10 pounds of torque for a total of 320, however horsepower is unchanged at 250. Second-row captain’s chairs are now available for top trims. Plus, a new off-road traction assist feature is standard on the topline Signature and available on other all-wheel-drive models. Mazda’s midsized crossover SUV has three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. A 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. With its small engine and light weight, CX-9’s fuel economy is among the best in the midsize-SUV class. CX-9 is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The CX-9 has a quiet, upscale cabin, along with engaging road manners for a midsize SUV. Although more spacious than the previous-generation, CX-9 is not quite as roomy as some competitors.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mazda
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Sport: $34,990
AWD Sport: $36,890
Touring: $36,810
AWD Touring: $38,710
Grand Touring: $42,650
AWD Grand Touring: $44,550
AWD Signature: $47,315

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28