2016 Mazda CX-9 price
New three-row gets a facelift, more luxury options
The redesigned 2016 Mazda CX-9 goes on sale later this spring. It takes the new upright face of the brand, comes with one engine option and can send power to the front wheels or all four. The second-generation three-row starts at $32,420.
The base model is the Sport trim, which comes standard with new LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, a rear backup camera and the Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch display. The optional sport package adds heated seats, a power driver’s seat and heated door mirrors. That package will tack on $950 to the total cost.
The Touring model adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, leather seats, keyless entry, a power liftgate and an 8-inch screen. The Touring trim starts at $36,870, including destination.
The Grand Touring model ups the lux quotient even more with adaptive front lighting, 20-inch wheels, a head-up display and a handful of extra safety features. Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support and roof rails are also included.
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The Signature is the halo of the lineup with Napa leather, rosewood trim supplied by guitar-maker Fujigen and special LED lighting. All-wheel drive comes standard. The top level will set you back just less than $45K.
The base and only engine is a 2.5-liter SkyActiv turbocharged four making 250 hp (on premium fuel) and 310 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic distributes power.
Three premium paint colors are offered: snowflake white pearl mica, soul red metallic and machine gray metallic. The rest of the colors are free.
For comparison’s sake, the CX-9 lines up well against the seven-seat Dodge Durango, which starts at about the same price; the Buick Enclave starts at about eight grand more.