Coming as one of the most purposeful 3rd-row SUV the 7-passenger CX-9 is an elegant family car that’s built for that getaway. Its rolls out standard with the award winning i-ACTIV Predictive AWD system on which you can expect a 2 mpg EPA estimated mileage. It features some of the most advanced technologies that make your ride comfortable and entertaining and always keeps you well connected, even with your smartphone. We spotted the 2019 Mazda CX-9 making a startling stance at the Gilbert Mazda, and it is there, where we explored all the aspects that made enough reasons to buy one.
The CX-9 stands gracefully against any backdrop displaying a confident stance that could take on any terrain with ease. The CX-9 comes in both FWD and AWD variants with the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring on the FWD train and an additional Signature trim on the AWD variant. Some of the striking features on the exterior that will make you buy the CX-9 are its LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a body color rear roof spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets usually featured on sport cars. On the higher trims you can expect a power liftgate whose height can be power adjusted, 20-inch alloy wheels, power-sliding moonroof with sunshade, automatic power folding side mirrors, and signature grille LED accent lighting on the Signature trim.
You will find some of the most refined, superlative treatment on the interiors that demonstrates remarkable styling, up class luxury, purposeful crafting, spacious layout and fabulous seating materials that you will feel the desire to buy one immediately. The 60-40 split fold-down and reclining 2nd row seats with tilt and slide 3rd row access and 50-50 split fold-down 3rd-row seats are common across the trims. You also get ample cargo space with flexible storage options with these. As you go higher up the trims, the interiors are lined with sculpted aluminum accents on the dash and defining the spaces, genuine Santos rosewood trims and premium Nappa leather upholstery.
Technology Infused Infotainment
Seamless connectivity is just a starting point. The CX-9 comes fully ready for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the features of which you can access using voice commands. The touchscreen display and multifunction command control make it easy to browse through and quickly access your desired app or feature. The experience we had at the Gilbert Mazda dealership, also included the features of Mazda Connect that encompassed all the above benefits and we were clearly impressed. While you get a 12-speaker Bose CenterPoint 2 Surround Sound System with AudioPilot-2 that streams your favorite playlist, the sound dampening lining through the vehicle keeps outside noise to a minimum so you can have an immersive experience.
The CX-9 is appointed with a 250-hp, SKYACTIV-G 2.5T 4-cylinder engine that comes with Dynamic Pressure Turbo and supports the i-ACTIV all-wheel drive (AWD) system. This is again mated to a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission for some remarkable control. CX-9s again come with the SKYACTIV Vehicle Dynamics and G-Vectoring control that provides amazing balance and traction around curves and rough roads.