Mazda Announces New 2019 CX-9 Features, Pricing
For some time, Mazda has been in the process of taking its vehicle up-market by adding more and more premium features, while simultaneously making small price increases. This especially applies to the brand’s flagships, the Mazda6 and CX-9, which have both seen the most new luxury touches.
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For 2019, the Mazda CX-9 continues this trend with a handful of new features paired with a $150 starting price bump (though at the top end, that price increase rises to a little over $1,000). Before going into the pricing, though, let’s unpack what is new for the 2019 CX-9.
The biggest update that Mazda wants to stress is the addition of standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ in Touring trims or above — that means every trim but the base one (Mazda has been promising these systems for its cars for some time now). In addition, the Mazda engineers continued to tweak the 2019 CX-9’s suspension while adding a thicker headliner and floor mats, in general creating a smoother, quieter ride.
As for other new features, the Touring trim gets a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror; the Touring’s Premium Package SiriusXM® subscription now includes SiriusXM Travel Link® Services; the Grand Touring trim gets a new 7-inch TFT reconfigurable gauge cluster display (first appearing on the 2018 Mazda6), ventilated front seats, power-folding door mirrors, and a 360-degree View Monitor; the range-topping Signature trim gets new rear exterior badging and new Santos rosewood interior trim.
The 2019 CX-9 is heading for select dealerships this month, with a full rollout in September. Here is how the price breaks down, courtesy of Mazda North America.
For reference, here’s the 2018 CX-9 pricing.