The 2019 Mazda CX-9 introduces new features and refinements. Mazda’s flagship crossover SUV welcomes ventilated seats, Apple Play & Android Auto options to it’s roster. With each successive model year, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover SUV has benefited from refinements, technology updates and performance improvements.
The Mazda CX-9 Signature represents the flagship of the range with new rear exterior badging, LED grille accent lighting, Auburn Nappa leather seating surfaces, a hand-stitched, leather-wrapped “chidori” steering wheel, new Santos rosewood interior trim and supplemental interior lighting around the transmission shifter.
All Mazda CX-9 models come equipped with an innovative, award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower on 93-octane gas (227 horsepower with 87-octane gasoline) and a robust 310 lb-ft of torque independent of fuel octane. All CX-9 models route power through a six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission. Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is standard in CX-9 Signature and available with all other trim levels. Mazda’s i-ACTIV all-wheel drive uses 27 sensors throughout the vehicle to paint a picture of road conditions and is designed to route power from the front to rear wheels and vice versa so the driver and passengers do not feel wheelslip. It can adjust more than 200 times per second. Superior sound is all about balance. Sound-dampening materials are infused throughout the cabin to diminish outside noise, while still allowing the right amount in to keep you connected to the drive. Music is rich, conversations are clear, and distraction is minimal. You may never want the trip to end.
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