Most midsize SUVs can move people from point A to point B, but they don’t offer much to get anyone very excited. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 delivers plenty of excitement. This three-row family SUV provides seating for seven passengers, beautiful exterior styling, a sophisticated interior and exceptional driving dynamics. Scottsdale Mazda shoppers like the CX-9’s luxurious cabin, which upstages rivals in its class and features amenities that take it well into luxury SUV territory.
The 2020 Mazda CX-9’s G-vectoring technology and lightweight body provide it with incredible cornering ability. Visit a dealership like the Mazda dealer near Scottsdale, CardinalWay Mazda, and step inside the CX-9 and you’ll come away suitably impressed by the comfortable seating. When you get behind the wheel, you’ll notice the CX-9’s smooth and refined ride. Buyers looking for a family SUV that combines utility and outstanding drivability should place the 2020 Mazda CX-9 at the top of their shopping list.
New features for 2020 include standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the Touring and higher trim levels. The Grand Touring model gets ventilated front seats, a 7-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster, a 360-degree View Monitor and power-folding mirrors. All models get additional soundproofing and a retuned suspension.
The automotive experts at J.D. Power wrote: “The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is one of those models, a 3-row midsize crossover SUV competing in a hotly contested segment. Some people might be drawn to the CX-9 solely for its looks, but this SUV’s beauty is more than just skin deep. And it has the power to appeal to a wider range of consumers than Mazda’s core set of loyal owners.”
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is offered in four trim levels, known as Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. All models other than the Signature come with standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. The range-topping Signature gets all-wheel drive standard. Powering the 2020 CX-9 is a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that produces 227 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque when running on regular gasoline. Fill the tank with premium gas and the CX-9 generates 250 hp. The standard transmission is a six-speed automatic. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway for models with all-wheel drive.*
Inside, the driver and passengers are treated to comfortable, supportive seats. The cabin is extremely quiet and the smooth ride glides over bumps in the road. The lower trim levels are also well-built and elaborately appointed. The upper trims get stunning high-quality leather seats, aluminum trim, genuine rosewood inlays and a surround-sound audio system.
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 received the highest score of Good in all IIHS crash tests, and the agency named it a Top Safety Pick. The NHTSA gave the CX-9 five-out-of-five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.