US News and World Report recently named Mazda as “Best Car Company” of 2020, marking the fifth consecutive year the brand has earned the accolade. The Mazda CX-9 is one of the reasons Mazda won the award. But what makes this midsize SUV so great?
Just like the last year, the 2020 CX-9 is available in four different trims. While FWD is the standard for the CX-9, each trim has an AWD variant. The only exception is the Signature trim, which only comes with AWD.
Sport - $33,790
Sport AWD - $35,690
Touring - $35,610
Touring AWD - $37,510
Grand Touring - $41,450
Grand Touring AWD - $43,350
Signature - $46,115
Each trim gets added features or upgrades to pre-existing ones, such as additional driver assistive systems, a premium Bose sound system, and Nappa leather upholstery.
Cargo Space and Seating
The CX-9 has spacious three-row seating with 60/40-split seats, placing the seating capacity at seven. Potential buyers can opt to switch out the second row for captain’s chairs, decreasing the capacity to six, but offering extra luxury to your rear passengers. The CX-9 isn’t just good for comfortable seating, though. It also has accommodating storage capacity. With the third row folded down, there’s 38.2 cu-ft of space. Fold down the second row and you’ll almost double that space to 71.2 cu-ft.
The Mazda i-Activesense safety suite and driver assistance package have both seen an upgrade for the 2020 model year. Each 2020 CX-9 now has automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist. Other standard tech includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlights, and heated exterior mirrors.