2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are newly available
- Retuned suspension for a smoother ride
- New surround-view parking camera system
- Part of the second CX-9 generation introduced for 2016
- Premium interior, especially the top-level Signature trim
- Sporty handling
- Comfortable and quiet on the highway
- Cargo capacity isn't as generous as in competitors
- Third-row seats aren't especially accommodating
2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which CX-9 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.9 / 10
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is one of the highest-rated vehicles on Edmunds. On a rather superficial level, we like it for its styling that makes rival midsize SUVs seem generic by comparison. The same holds true for the interior of the top Signature trim, which rivals the cabins of some luxury-branded vehicles for materials quality.
It's not all about looks for the CX-9 either. It drives exceptionally well compared to rivals, with confident and almost sporty handling. Thankfully, this cornering prowess doesn't come at the expense of comfort, as the CX-9 smooths over the rough stuff with ease. We also commend it for its quiet cabin at highway speeds.
The CX-9 does have a few weaknesses, though. If you need a three-row family hauler with exceptional cargo space, this isn't the vehicle for you. The same goes for the amount of room for third-row passengers. Still, it's fair to say that the CX-9 is still big enough to meet the needs of the typical crossover SUV shopper.
In the end, the 2019 Mazda CX-9's positive attributes far outweigh its space issues. It's definitely worth considering against any other midsize three-row SUV such as the Honda Pilot, Subaru Ascent and Volkswagen Atlas.
2019 Mazda CX-9 configurations
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover SUV that seats seven passengers. It's available in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trim levels. All CX-9s are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 227 horsepower (or 250 hp with premium fuel) and 310 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional.
Standard features on the Sport include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 60/40-split folding second-row seats, 50/50-split folding third-row seats, Bluetooth, Mazda's Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch display, two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system. Also included is blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a low-speed automatic emergency braking system useful in urban and congested traffic.
The Touring trim adds to the Sport's features with automatic headlights, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, heated front seats, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, an 8-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and two USB ports in the second-row center armrest.
The Touring also adds more safety features, including automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and enhanced automatic emergency braking.
The Grand Touring trim further dresses things up with 20-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, LED foglights, roof rails, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, a head-up display with traffic sign recognition, a digital gauge cluster, driver-seat memory functions, ventilated front seats, retractable sunshades for the middle-row seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, additional interior lighting, a navigation system, a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system and satellite radio.
At the top of the range is the Signature trim, which adds all-wheel drive, exterior LED accent lighting, and premium leather upholstery and interior trim.
Some of the features on higher trims are available on supporting models as options.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of a Mazda CX-9 Signature (turbo 2.5L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the CX-9 has received some minor revisions. Our findings remain applicable to this year's model, however.
Noise & vibration9.0
Ease of use9.0
Getting in/getting out8.0
Audio & navigation8.0
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite CX-9 safety features:
- Smart City Brake Support
- Automatically applies emergency braking if a low-speed collision seems imminent.
- Smart Brake Support
- Automatically applies emergency braking if a collision seems imminent. Similar to Smart City Brake Support but activates at higher speeds.
- Lane Keep Assist
- Helps prevent unintentional drifting from the lane (due to driver inattention, etc.) by automatically steering car back to center of lane.
Mazda CX-9 vs. the competition
2019 Mazda CX-9
2019 Honda Pilot
Mazda CX-9 vs. Honda Pilot
The Mazda is a standout among SUVs in this class for its evocative styling and more athletic handling capabilities. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, is far more conventional in its execution. It's a more practical choice for families thanks to its versatile interior, spacious seating and clever storage solutions. Picking one largely comes down to what qualities you want most out of your three-row SUV.
Mazda CX-9 vs. Subaru Ascent
The Subaru Ascent is the latest entrant in this SUV class. Compared to the CX-9, it's more family-friendly because of its roomier second- and third-row seats and extra amount of cargo space. The Ascent isn't as fun to drive as the Mazda, but it is very competent. Likewise, the Subaru's interior is quite refined for the class. It's almost as nice as the CX-9's.
Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander benefits from a larger interior compared to the Mazda CX-9, yet it doesn't drive like a big SUV. As a result, the Highlander manages to find that optimal balance of the two. Furthermore, we give it high marks for its long list of safety features and powerful V6 engine. We deduct points, however, for the weak base engine and lack of Apple CarPlay, which was just added to the CX-9 this year.
2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV for Sale
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is more than just a pretty face. Along with its attractive style comes plenty of utility and a quick and sporty driving character that enhances the typical three-row family shuttle.
The 2019 CX-9 is offered in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trim levels. The Sport covers the basics and then some, starting with the same robust turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission found on all CX-9 models, plus a 7-inch infotainment display screen, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
An optional Sport package adds a power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats and heated door mirrors. The Sport is a fine deal if you just want big family transportation with minimal frills.
It's a big price jump to the Touring model, but you do get more features for the money, including leather upholstery, a power liftgate, an 8-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and several additional driver safety features such as lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and automatic emergency braking.
There's another healthy price jump to the Grand Touring model, which adds adaptive ("bending") headlights, a sunroof, roof rails, upgraded interior trim, ventilated front seats, a surround-view camera system and premium audio. But if you want to go all-in on the luxury touches, the Signature is the only choice. It's the priciest of the bunch and rivals some European models for overall look and feel thanks to its premium leather, rosewood interior trim, LED accent lighting inside and out, and standard all-wheel drive.
Compared to other three-row SUVs, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 sits in the middle to upper middle area of the price range, but it gives you a lot of bang for your buck and its impressive fit-and-finish approaches the level of more expensive SUVs. When you're ready to take a closer look, let Edmunds help guide you to your perfect choice.
2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Overview
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV is offered in the following styles: Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Grand Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Touring 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Sport 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Signature 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 CX-9 SUV 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 CX-9 SUV.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 CX-9 SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Grand Touring, Touring, Sport, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV here.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV?
2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Signature 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Signature 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,360. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Signature 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $2,618 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Signature 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is5.6% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,635. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,293 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,293 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$40,342.
The average savings for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is7.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,125. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,322 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,322 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,803.
The average savings for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is8.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 36 2019 Mazda CX-9 SUV Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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