According to many experts, the Mazda CX-9 is one of the best mid-size crossovers in the market. It is not easy to achieve. But, reliability and durability of the engine lineup are never in doubt with this SUV. Also, its versatility, comfort, and design are always keeping pace with modern trends. Finally, safety and infotainment systems are innovative. With all elements among the top in class, we don’t know what could cause eventual failure of the upcoming 2019 Mazda CX-9.
Although this SUV has many awards for mentioned features, constant upgrades are causing headaches to rivals. It is hard to catch up with speed of development in Mazda. Nevertheless, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Traverse will try to break the dominance of CX-9.
2019 Mazda CX-9 Design
We will start the review with possible weaknesses of the 2019 Mazda CX-9. The interior is not so spacious as rivals are offering. This is a 3-row crossover, but lack of legroom is present already in the second row. So, making it 5-passenger SUV would make 2019 CX-9 much better. Mazda will consider adding some trim to solve this.
What will we love in 2019 CX-9?
And that is it. This crossover doesn’t have any other major complaint. Outside, its body architecture is stylish and aggressive. The design language is for everyone, younger or older drivers, women or men. Interior is comfortable. Plenty of infotainment features is going to make every ride pleasant. The top safety system is making this vehicle a perfect family car for long trips. Also, the SUV is good for every day commuting.
2019 Mazda CX-9 Engine and Performance
The 2018 season vehicle introduces turbo-four engine instead of V-6. And it was a bingo for Mazda. No other drivetrain is needed for the crossover since it is good for 250 hp. This 2.5-l engine is going to make 2019 Mazda CX-9 accelerate to 60 mph in just under 7 seconds.
Switch from robust V-6 to smaller 4-cylinder unit saves 130 pounds. In mileage, it is a big drop that results in better fuel consumption. Also, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will use more aluminum, carbon fiber, and other lightweight materials wherever it is possible. With more savings, its fuel economy will be better, while not affecting overall performance. After a 5-miles boost from the current season, we will see CX-9 add a mile or two to its highway rating for the 2019 year model.
2019 Mazda CX-9 Price and Release Date
If you want to purchase a new mid-size crossover, then you should be ready to pay at least $30,000. For this money, buyers can get an entry-level unit of one of the best SUVs in the segment. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 costs slightly higher, with $33,000 starting price. On VW Atlas we can get two or three upgrades, and erase all advantages of base CX-9.
Nevertheless, top of the class model costs $45,000. If we compare the most expensive versions with rivals, we will see that Mazda is cheaper. However, Jeep Grand Cherokee is offering a lot more premium features and equipment.