If you’re wild and free, you might want to drive a Mazda Miata, but if you have a family and need a vehicle that can carry up to seven passengers and delivers a great driving experience, you’ll want to choose the 2019 Mazda CX-9. Buyers looking to shop a Mazda dealer near Scottsdale love the CX-9’s incredible handling and its powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine. You’ll feel like you’re driving a performance vehicle, while taking advantage of the utility provided by a three-row SUV. You won’t have to compromise style, as you would with some competitors; the 2019 Mazda CX-9 has head-turning exterior styling and an interior that will make you think you’re inside a luxury vehicle. There are lots of technology features, with a host of standard driver-assist features and an outstanding infotainment display.
Scottsdale area Mazda shoppers can buy the 2019 CX-9 in one of four trims: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. The CX-9 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine that develops 227 horses with regular gasoline, 250 hp with premium, and 310 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a six-speed automatic. The top-of-the-line Signature trim comes with all-wheel drive, and the other trim levels get standard front-wheel drive. We’ll examine the different trim levels and see what each one offers.
The Sport trim may be the base model, but it’s still loaded with standard features, including 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, three-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, second row 60/40 reclining seats, third-row 50/50 split seats, the Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch display, Bluetooth, a six-speaker audio system with HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and two USB inputs. Sport owners also enjoy driver-assist features such as Smart City Brake Support, a blind spot monitoring system and rear cross-traffic alert.
Move up to the Touring trim and you’ll get the equipment of the Sport trim, plus a lot more. Standard features include rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats with three settings, leather-trimmed seats, a power driver and front passenger seat, driver power lumbar support, keyless entry and start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, a power liftgate, automatic headlights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen and two more USB ports. The Touring adds more driver-assist features, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Brake Support, automatic high beams and lane keep assist.
Standard features for the Grand Touring trim include 20-inch alloy wheels, a moonroof, roof rails, adaptive headlights, LED fog lights, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, a power driver’s seat with memory, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display with traffic sign recognition, a navigation system, Bose premium audio with 12 speakers and SiriusXM satellite radio.
At the top of the CX-9 lineup, the Signature trim includes Nappa leather upholstery, Santos Rosewood interior trim, LED accent lighting, exclusive Signature badging and exterior LED grill accent lighting.