Mazda CX-9

Price $36,700 – $51,500
Fuel consumption 8.4 – 11.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
Mazda's midsize crossover has been updated for 2019 with the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration as standard, a retuned suspension that offers a smoother ride as well as a quieter cabin. Predictive all-wheel drive (optional with the base GS model and standard on every other CX-9) comes with the full suite of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies. Under the hood, the 2.5-litre turbocharged engine delivers 227 or 250 horsepower depending on the type of gasoline being used.

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Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-9: Style and Agility
The second-generation CX-9, introduced last year, picked up where the first generation left off in regards to driving dynamics, but adopted a new SKYACTIV powertrain to replace the old, not-too-frugal V6 engine. It also boasts new styling that looks rich, refined and very European, as Mazda arguably is the Japanese …
Test Drives2017 Mazda CX-9: (Finally) Stepping out of the Shadows
For the second generation of its seven-passenger SUV, Mazda has opted for a “small” turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It chose this powertrain for the sake of fuel economy, while the competition is still relying on V6 engines. A risky strategy? Let’s take a closer look. Please check out of photo gallery …
Test Drives2016 Mazda CX-9: a Contender Once Again
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 is a completely redesigned, midsized SUV aimed to go head to head against stalwarts like the Honda Pilot, the Nissan Pathfinder and the Toyota Highlander. The outgoing, first-generation model was getting very long in the tooth. The new exterior design brings the CX-9 in line with …
Test Drives2016 Mazda CX-9 GS-L: Calculated Risk
Sometimes, not being like all the others is a risk that can turn out to be very costly. Occasionally, the risk pays off huge dividends and a new trend is set. In the new CX-9’s case, Mazda has taken a well-calculated risk and I think it’s going to pay off …
First DrivesThe 2016 Mazda CX-9: Redesigned to be a Winner
The first-generation CX-9 was still available in Mazda showrooms, but it was beginning to show its age; while there had been improvements here and there over the years, it was essentially the same vehicle that had been with us for nearly a decade—an eternity in the car world. During those …
First Drives2016 Mazda CX-9: Behind The Wheel Of A Camouflaged Prototype
Twenty-four hours before its official launch at the Los Angeles Auto Show, I had the opportunity to briefly drive a camouflaged prototype of the new Mazda CX-9. The test was very short, about 50 km mainly on highway 405 and down Mulholland Drive, but it nevertheless allowed me to appreciate …


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NewsNew Features for the 2019 Mazda CX-9
Mazda is playing catch-up with its midsize SUV by introducing some comfort and convenience features for the 2019 model year. First and foremost, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 finally gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, now standard in every trim level. Meanwhile, the CX-9 GT trim adds a 360-degree camera …
News2017 World Car Awards: Finalists Announced
For the fourth year in a row, in terms of media reach, the World Car Awards have been ranked as the number one automotive awards program in world. Its jury of 75 automotive journalists spread across the planet, including two from Canada, have chosen the finalists in six different categories.
News2016 Mazda CX-9 gets price bump over predecessor
Less is more in the case of Mazda's largest crossover, with the 2016 CX-9 burning less fuel than its predecessor on its way to a starting price of $35,300. That price, which is $1,305 more than the outgoing version, will nab you a front-wheel drive version of the redesigned CX-9, …
NewsPricing Announced for the 2016 Mazda CX-9
In Mazda's current lineup, the CX-9 kind of sticks out. It was the last to use a non-SKYACTIV platform, and its V6 engine had close ties to Ford's old Duratec powertrain. The new generation of the CX-9 was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November. From a styling …
NewsMazda CX-9's fuel economy rating jumps 35% for 2016
Mazda says the redesigned 2016 CX-9 received a Natural Resources Canada fuel economy rating of 10.5 L/100 km city and 8.3 L/100 km highway, a 35 per cent improvement compared to the outgoing version of its largest crossover. A new 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder is perhaps the biggest contributor to the …
Los Angeles2016 Mazda CX-9: KODO Style And Turbo Engine
The all-new Mazda CX-9 will arrive on the market in the spring of 2016, and will feature a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. For its large SUV, the Japanese automaker decided to add forced induction to the engine that equips the Mazda6 and the Mazda CX-5. Over time, the first-generation CX-9 …
Los AngelesWe Will See The New Mazda CX-9 In Los Angeles
The Mazda CX-9 is starting to show its age; while it has a front end that was refreshed in 2014, its overall shape isn’t exactly new. Even worse, its 3.7 litre V6 shares its origins with Ford’s venerable Duratec V6. It’s now time for the full-size SUV to be modernized.


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MOTORING TV: Premium Crossover of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner for Premium Crossover. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9
The CX-9 plays in one of the hottest segments in the business, and Mazda new it had to add more than fresh lipstick to the new model. So Mazda has made changes to the exterior, interior and the first turbocharged SkyActiv engine. Is it enough ? Graeme has a look.