The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row SUV that can seat up to seven passengers, making it perfect for buyers with large families or anyone who regularly needs to transport a large number of people. The CX-9 has head-turning looks that leave the competition behind. When you visit Phoenix area Mazda dealerships and step inside the cabin, you’ll notice the amenities that set the 2020 CX-9 apart from rivals. Class-leading driving dynamics make the CX-9 even more satisfying.
Phoenix Mazda shoppers agree that the new available second-row captain’s chairs are one of the most noteworthy new features for 2020. Buyers who opt for the captain’s chairs will get seating for six. A few features are now standard that were previously only offered as options. The CX-9 gets a new available 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, while the two upper trims add a pair of USB ports in the third row.
The Mazda CX-9 continues to garner praise from the automotive media, with Autoblog writing: “The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is here, and it’s even more enticing than the 2019 model year SUV. It’s not a full redesign, but Mazda shook up the features list to make it more competitive with other three-row crossovers.”
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trim levels. Under the hood, the CX-9 has a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Power output with premium gasoline stands at 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. This engine produces 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular gas. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel-drive is available.
All Mazda vehicles get exceptional fuel economy, and the 2020 CX-9 is no exception. The CX-9 returns EPA-estimated ratings of 22/28 mpg with front-wheel drive and 20/26 mpg with all-wheel drive.*
Mazda’s standard G-Vectoring Control Plus system aids handling by applying light braking to the outer wheels to increase stability. Off-road enthusiasts will appreciate the new off-road traction assist button, which replaces the traction control button. This new feature helps drivers navigate uneven terrain. When the system detects the diagonal wheels losing traction, it stops reducing torque and adds brake force to the wheels without grip.
All CX-9s now come with a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, auto high-beams and heated outside mirrors. Also standard is the i-Activsense safety suite, which features lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and several other driver-assistance technologies.
Mazda engineers its vehicles to be very safe. 2020 Mazda CX-9 owners are confident knowing this SUV gets exceptional crash-test scores. The IHIS gave the CX-9 its top marks of Good in all crash tests. Additionally, the agency named the 2020 Mazda CX-9 2020 a Top Safety Pick+. The NHTSA bestowed the CX-9 with its highest score of five stars for overall safety.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 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.