The 2016 Mazda CX-9 comes with a new 2.5-liter turbocharged SKYACTIV® engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The maximum torque output is available at a low rpm, which should get drivers the power they need when they need it during real-world driving. Despite all the power, the CX-9 has best-in-class combined fuel economy with 22 city and 28 highway mpg.
As optional equipment, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 can come with Mazda's impressive i-ACTIV® AWD system. The system is predictive rather than just reactive. This means it can sense and monitor driving conditions to predict when a wheel slip might occur. This allows the system to route power to the wheels that need it before wheel slippage occurs, helping to prevent it.
To start, the CX-9 comes with standard features like LED taillights and a 7-inch color display for the Mazda Connect infotainment system. These are premium-quality features that many drivers would expect to have to pay extra for. On top of that, available features for the CX-9 include leather seats, an Active Driving Display, Radar Cruise Control, and features on the new Signature trim like Nappa leather seats and rosewood trim.