There are plenty of three-row SUVs available today. They all have the space to drive lots of passengers around, but let’s face it, most of them are pretty dull. Henderson Mazda drivers would never use that adjective to describe the 2019 Mazda CX-9. This three-row SUV provides class-leading driving dynamics, seating for seven, head-turning exterior styling, and a luxurious cabin that rivals some luxury SUV models.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers amazing cornering ability, thanks to its lightweight body and Mazda’s innovative G-vectoring technology. When you head over to the Mazda dealers near Henderson and step into the CX-9’s well-appointed cabin, you’ll enjoy comfortable seating that will keep the driver and passengers relaxed, even on longer drives. The CX-9 is a pleasure to drive, with a smooth and composed ride. Buyers who have been searching for a family SUV with that offers lots of utility and is also fun to drive should take a close look at the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
The CX-9 gets a few new features for 2019, including standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on all models except the base Sport. The Grand Touring now comes with a power-folding mirrors, a 7-inch reconfigurable gauge cluster, a 360-degree View Monitor and ventilated front seats. All trims get a retuned suspension and more soundproofing materials.
Edmunds wrote: “The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is one of the highest-rated vehicles on Edmunds. ...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.”
Buyers can choose the 2019 Mazda CX-9 in one of four trim levels: the base Sport, the Touring, the exciting Grand Touring and the top-spec Signature. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the Signature, which gets standard all-wheel drive. All models employ a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular gasoline. With premium fuel, the engine produces 250 hp. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 gets fuel economy estimated by the EPA at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.* All-wheel-drive models return 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
One feature we particularly like is the Mazda Connect infotainment interface. The system, which is standard on all models, is user-friendly with menus that are logically organized. The knobs and buttons make it easy to make adjustments on the fly. A 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, and apps like Stitcher and Pandora are standard.
The NHTSA gave the 2019 Mazda CX-9 its top score of five stars for overall safety. The IIHS awarded the CX-9 its highest rating of Good in all crash tests and named it a Top Safety Pick.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 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.