With every new year release Mazda as one of the leading automotive brands make sure that its models stay fresh and at par, if not ahead of others. That is why we see, every Mazda model changing for better, whenever they enter another model year of release. The Mazda CX-9 being the flagship model of its brand, never showed any laid back attitude, in any of its model year package. Hence, it was easily predictable that the 2019 year will bless the CX-9 with some valuable feature upgrades. And Mazda didn’t disappoint any one in this matter.
So how does the 2019 Mazda CX-9 receive as upgrades for the year 2019? And how does it fare in the market after its refreshed status? Let us take a look.
The First Impression
The 2019 Mazda CX-9, that is known more for its style than for delivering an appreciable performance and ride comfort. But that doesn’t indicate that its functionalities are any less than its rivals. What is meant by its style statement, is that, the aspect for which people will remember this model, is its impeccable design and exterior styling.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 almost mesmerized the onlookers, who were present there, when it got unveiled for the first time. The CX-9 came out to be an exceptionally handsome model that was more than what people expect from a crossover. Inside, the CX-9 cabin represents the signature designing and layout from Mazda that carries a strong appeal as one of the best near-luxury alternatives that can ditch the other expensive luxury models.
Under the Hood
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 lineup is built with unique trim models like Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. All of them got front-wheel drive as standard though Mazda was considerate enough to keep the all-wheel drive as an option at an extra price of $1,800.
For the 2019 year refreshment, each of the CX-9 trims receive a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is the only option of transmission for the entire lineup of 2019 CX-9, and this powertrain combination is set as standard, that can make 250 of horsepower and needs to run on a premium fuel. The powertrain is good enough to match the rivals that are powered by V-6 engine. With this the 2019 Mazda CX-9 manages to secure 23 or 24 mpg of fuel economy rating from EPA when used in combined trips of city and highway drives, or for daily commutes.
Feature Upgrades for 2019
For the year 2019, Mazda has focused more on the tech side to make the 2019 CX-9 more desirable. The list starts with making the software integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on the Touring trim and above, while a 3-year subscription of SiriusXM satellite radio, enhanced the value of the car by keeping the car occupants abreast of the weather, oncoming route traffic on the infotainment side, while few convenience features that got added this year are new optional displays, some important power features, and of course some beautiful trim pieces.
With all these upgrades, this crossover from Mazda acquired enough goodwill to be advertised as Mazda CX-9 Las Vegas, in the prominent spots of the busy streets of the U.S.A.