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2019 Mazda CX-9 details released

2019 Mazda CX-9 details released

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If you’re interested in the 2019 Mazda CX-9, Mazda have just released some more details on the crossover before it hits production. The vehicle gets some new features and other upgrades for the model year making an already good crossover just a bit better.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is the second generation of the midsize crossover and gets a few updates for 2019. The good news for existing owners is the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This has been missing from several models in the past which is now being remedied in future models. I mentioned a hardware upgrade for 2018 models in another post, I don’t know if that will be available for the CX-9 but from this next model onwards, it will be built in.

Another welcome addition is that Sirius XM satellite radio will now feature the Travel Link service. This offers weather and real-time traffic alerting to subscribers. Other additions include a new 7 inch touchscreen and 360 camera and ventilated front seats on the GT trim. New badging, LED lighting, new badge for Nappa leather-equipped cars and new trim on the Signature.

There is a modest price increase to reflect inflation but we don’t yet know how much until Mazda releases Canadian pricing.

2018 Mazda CX-9
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a three row crossover that sits above the smaller CX-5 within the range. It’s a large vehicle with enough room for the family and more besides. Despite its size, it doesn’t feel bulky or overweight. In fact, it actually drives more like a car than a crossover.

The design reflects Mazda’s other vehicles with the signature grille, curved hood, fluted panels and nice alloy wheels. A steep angle to the windshield and curved roofline looks good and manages to not take anything way from the interior space. That in itself is a triumph.

On the inside, there is enough room from for up to 7 passengers to travel in comfort. Seating is comfortable and all three rows are easily accessible. That’s a neat touch for a crossover. Even when full there is enough room in back for luggage, shopping or cargo.

The CX-9 uses a 2.5-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine that generates 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It uses a six speed automatic transmission to send power to the front or all wheels. The AWD option is the firm favourite in Canada and offers decent gas mileage and a very composed ride.

If you’re looking for a three row crossover that drives more like a car, the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is well worth checking out. Visit Mazda of Hamilton, 1977 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 1K8 to do just that.

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