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CX-9: An Invigorating Drive

Command Your Journey

Feeling the sun on your face, taking in views on well-traveled roads with a fresh point of view, enjoying a transition from work to weekend as you head to a Friday night drive-in theater — it’s all possible in the Mazda CX-9. The brand’s flagship midsize crossover is elegantly refined while offering the safety and versatility needed to discover roads not yet taken.

Comfortable and refined with features like a new nine-inch infotainment system, Bose® 12-speaker premium audio, plentiful USB ports in every row and second-row captain’s chairs, every seat in the CX-9 gets a first-class experience. More than suitable for day-to-day ventures around town, CX-9 might be the perfect fit for that long-awaited summer adventure.

Turbo and i-Activ AWD Bring Responsiveness, Confidence

Forge ahead with the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine, which delivers a robust 320 lb-ft of torque on premium octane gasoline or 310 lb-ft of torque on regular octane gasoline. The turbocharged engine is rated to deliver up to 250 horsepower on premium octane gasoline or 227 horsepower on regular octane gasoline and is paired with a quick-shifting, six-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission.

Ideal for distant (and socially distanced) summer adventures, Mazda’s sophisticated predictive i-Activ AWD system (standard in CX-9 Signature and available on all other trim levels) inspires confidence by using real-time vehicle dynamic modeling to help predict available tire grip and sending torque to the wheels that can use it best. Additionally, off-road traction assist can help the driver when adventuring on uneven terrain. When the diagonal wheels lose traction, off-road traction assist will stop reducing the engine torque and increase the brake force on the wheels without traction — transferring power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow the vehicle to regain traction and continue the drive.

G-Vectoring Control Plus comes standard on CX-9 and further improves the steering response to help the driver and all occupants have a smooth, premium driving experience.


Safely Re-Emerge with the Award-Winning CX-9

As you and your family get back out on the road for socially distanced escapes, the safety of your vehicle is one worry the CX-9 can take off your plate.

Mazda is committed to safety, as evidenced by the fact that six vehicles in the brand’s 2020 lineup — including CX-9 built after December 2019 — have earned a 2020 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. It’s no surprise that IIHS noted Mazda as a standout, earning more awards than any other automaker (as of July 2020).

“We are committed to providing the most advanced safety technologies in our vehicles, and we continue to challenge ourselves to create unique products and technologies, which provide our customers a confident, relaxing, joyful driving experience,” said Mazda U.S. President Jeff Guyton.

This prestigious recognition is due in large part to Mazda’s portfolio of advanced safety technologies, known as i-Activsense, which make use of detection devices such as milliwave radars and cameras. CX-9 is equipped with active safety technologies that support safer driving by helping the driver to recognize potential hazards, and pre-crash safety technologies which help to avert collisions or help to reduce their severity in situations where they cannot be avoided.

Timeless, Classic Design Throughout the Cabin

The CX-9 Signature trim offers elegantly refined styling thanks to premium details. Informed by Mazda’s Jinba-Ittai driving philosophy — which focuses on the oneness between horse and rider or in this case the car and driver — the cockpit is designed to function as an extension of the driver. This is achieved through a seat design that helps ensure proper positioning and mindfully placing controls in such a way that they can be operated without the driver taking their eyes or attention off the road.

However, it’s not just the driver with a well-appointed seating arrangement. Mazda’s flagship midsize crossover features second-row captain’s chairs — ensuring all passengers experience Mazda’s commitment to quality, comfort and exceptional design.

Offering convenience and comfort for every passenger, the second-row captains’ seats are accompanied by features like USB ports and cupholders that are essential to making any drive special for the entire family. Touring and Grand Touring trim levels have a passthrough between the captain’s seats for easy access to the third row, while the CX-9 Signature offers a second-row center console. Additionally, heated seats are available with Grand Touring and Signature trim levels.

Kodo, Mazda’s design philosophy, seeks to create an emotional bond between a driver and their car. This “soul of motion” design is evident in the CX-9 with its elegant lines that evoke a sense of both power and beauty. Leaving behind excess trim and accents, the body imbues motion and captures the eye thanks to its premium aesthetic.

Command your journey with Mazda’s CX-9 — an elegantly refined midsize crossover well-appointed for both everyday luxury and wonderous adventures.