Mazda has released pricing for its all-new 2016 CX-9, and the brand’s flagship three-row crossover SUV is going to set buyers back a bit more than the outgoing version. The starting price is $32,420 and ranges up to $44,915 for the new top-spec Signature version.
The base model of the seven-seater, Mazda’s biggest offering, is once again named Sport, and the $32,420 figure represents an increase of $1555 over the 2015 model. The new version does add LED headlights and taillights, a standard backup camera, and a larger, 7.0-inch touchscreen. The Sport offers an optional Sport Package (making it a Sport Sport?), which brings a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and heated mirrors for $950. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is an $1800 option.
Next up the ladder, for $36,870, the Touring comes with leather, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, dual power front seats, a power liftgate, passive keyless entry, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and an auto-dimming inside mirror. The Touring can be further fancied up with the Premium Package ($1745), which includes navigation, a sunroof, Mazda’s Automatic Smart City Braking Support,Â a 12-speaker Bose audio system with XM satellite radio,Â rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, rear door sunshades, and LED fog lights.
2016 Mazda CX-9
For $41,070, the Grand Touring’s additions include 20-inch wheels (instead of 18s), adaptive front lighting, a head-up display, automatic high-beams, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking assist, memory for the power driver’s seat, roof rails, and aluminum interior trim.
At the top of the lineup stands the new Signature trim level, which unlike lesser models comes standard with all-wheel drive. At $44,915, it also includes auburn-brown Nappa leather, rosewood trim, and LED accent lighting for the shifter and the front grille.
All 2016 CX-9 models share the same 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which makes 227 horsepower (on regular gas) or 250 (on premium) along with 310 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a six-speed automatic, the turbo four nets the CX-9 EPA fuel-economy ratings of 22 mpg city and 28 highway (with front-wheel drive) or 21/27 mpg with all-wheel drive, which puts it atop the classâexcluding hybrids. The CX-9 rolls into showrooms later this spring.