2016 Mazda CX-9

Buyer's Guide

Mazda's biggest vehicle is all-new for 2016, its engineering centrepiece being the first turbocharged SkyActiv engine in the brand's North American lineup.

That new motor is a 2.5L unit that makes 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque on 93-octane fuel, but that output drops to 227 hp on regular gasoline. It comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.

Mazda claims the new CX-9 is among the most efficient vehicles in its class, with Natural Resources Canada ratings of 10.5/8.3 L/100 km (city/highway) with front-drive, and 11.2/8.8 with AWD.

Trim levels include GS, GS-L, GT, and Signature.

Standard equipment includes front-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels, auto-levelling LED headlights, LED taillights, electric parking brake, push-button start, eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar, Bluetooth, Mazda Connect with seven-inch display and HMI commander, backup camera, heated front seats, three-zone automatic climate control, and a rear climate control display. The only option available on the GS is all-wheel drive.

GS-L trim builds on the GS AWD and adds niceties like a heated steering wheel, intelligent keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and smart city brake support.

GT models add 20-inch wheels, 12-speaker sound-system, navigation, active driving display, and aluminum interior trim. A technology package adds radar cruise control, smart brake support, forward obstruction warning, automatic high beams, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

The new top-end Signature model builds on the GT with Tech package and adds Nappa leather upholstery, rosewood interior trim, signature grille illumination, and LED interior lighting.

MSRPs start at $35,300 for a GS FWD model, and top out at $50,100 for the Signature.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $35,300 MSRP
9.4
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
227 hp @5000 rpm
Number of seats 7
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
FWD 4dr GS $35,300 7 SUV
FWD 4dr GS 227 hp @5000 rpm 310 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
FWD 4dr GS 199.4" 77.5" 67.6" 115.4"
FWD 4dr GS
FWD 4dr GS Cloth Seats
FWD 4dr GS
FWD 4dr GS
AWD 4dr GS $37,800 7 SUV
AWD 4dr GS 227 hp @5000 rpm 310 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr GS 199.4" 77.5" 67.6" 115.4"
AWD 4dr GS
AWD 4dr GS Cloth Seats
AWD 4dr GS
AWD 4dr GS
AWD 4dr GS-L $41,500 7 SUV
AWD 4dr GS-L 227 hp @5000 rpm 310 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr GS-L 199.4" 77.5" 67.6" 115.4"
AWD 4dr GS-L
AWD 4dr GS-L Leather Seats
AWD 4dr GS-L
AWD 4dr GS-L
AWD 4dr GT $45,500 7 SUV
AWD 4dr GT 227 hp @5000 rpm 310 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr GT 199.4" 77.5" 67.6" 115.4"
AWD 4dr GT
AWD 4dr GT Leather Seats
AWD 4dr GT
AWD 4dr GT
AWD 4dr Signature $50,100 7 SUV
AWD 4dr Signature 227 hp @5000 rpm 310 ft-lb @2000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Signature 199.4" 77.5" 67.6" 115.4"
AWD 4dr Signature
AWD 4dr Signature Leather Seats
AWD 4dr Signature
AWD 4dr Signature

Expert Review Articles

by James Bergeron
August 22, 2016
The CX-9 is powered by a 2.5-litre Turbocharged four-cylinder engine and there are no other engine choices for the model, it is mated to...
by Tom Sedens
July 08, 2016
OK, let's just get this out of the way. The new CX-9 looks fantastic. From every angle.
by Jeff Wilson
June 02, 2016
Following a beautiful day of driving the meandering roads around Vernon, BC in an all-new CX-9, a few peers and I stood around with Mazda...
by Brendan McAleer
December 13, 2015
For a company that prides itself on delivering emotion, Mazda's ideas about human rationality are almost adorable.
by Brendan McAleer
November 20, 2015
The decision to release Mazda's latest model in a colour other than Soul Red should tell you something.

Owner Reviews: 2016 Mazda / CX-9

Average Rating

2012 Mazda CX-9

by -illmatic on 12-03-2012
its a terrific ride
its a smooth ride very quiet, with good sound system, has some nice features on the steering wheel like volume control, and control the car's speed.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2011 Mazda CX-9

by nalkeb on 11-21-2012
ideal
an ideal tool for big family.Very good performance 4- whell snovy
weather.Very good quality music system.The trunk andlarge enough.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2008 Mazda CX-9

by byrdcra on 10-23-2012
Mazda CX-9 - hidden Gem
Never heard of this car before I started researching the CX-7. Absolute gem! Handling is everything you could ask for in a mid-sized SUV and interior is well laid out with intuitive controls. check out the Car and Driver with this Vs the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. It wins, hands down.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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