2016 Mazda CX-9 Review, Redesign, Specs

The new 2016 Mazda CX-9 was created with practicality, fuel economy and driveability on the mind, as these features are mostly appreciated by customers. As a result, this crossover hosts many novelties, starting from new smaller engine up to various bodywork improvements.

Mazda CX-9 left side

2016 Mazda CX-9 Redesign

Some features that were borrowed from Koeru concept, contributes to a over all aggressive look of this crossover. Front side consists of Mazda CX-9 2016 bigger front grille, willowy headlights and bumper with a wide center intake and vertical, edgy chrome inserts. Sport-like design is further more emphasized with long hood, large wheels, short overhangs imply that CX-9 is rather stable for an SUV.

Mazda CX-9 front spoiler

As for rear part of bodywork, slender taillights are separated with chrome detail, while tailgate and the rear bumper imitate ones seen on smaller CX-5.

Mazda CX-9 rear spoiler

Exterior colors available are: Soul Red, Snowflake White Pearl, Sonic Silver, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue, Titanium Flash, and Machine Gray. Customers also get to choose between 18 or 20-inch wheels.

2016 Mazda CX-9 Interior

On the inside of Mazda CX-9, cabin appears more luxurious than it actually is. Especially with the aluminum and wood inserts in the door panels. Moreover, cabin is very soundproof, thanks to sound deadening materials installed bellow the floor in three different sections. A/C vents and center stack have been redesigned, while three-spoked steering wheel and instrument cluster with three big gauges, are kept as in other Mazda vehicles.

Mazda CX-9 interior

The new CX-9 has a room for seven passengers. Materials used in interior include: Nappa leather in Supple Auburn, contrast stitching for the center console armrest, and even authentic Japanese rosewood.

Mazda CX-9 cabin

The infotainment system in Mazda CX-9 2016 is set around seven or eight-inch touchscreen display. Another 4.5 inch TFT display is integrated in the instrument cluster, while a color head-up display projects data onto the lower windshield. As an option, Mazda offers 12-speakers sound-system created by Bose.

Mazda CX-9 2016 Engine specs

Under the hood of new Mazda‘s crossover is placed economical four-cylinder 2.5 liter engine, which is turbocharged for better performance. Thanks to SkyActiv technology Mazda CX-9 2016 engine is able to produce 250 bhp at 2000 rpm, and  generates 310 pound-feet of torque. Estimated top speed is 130 mph, and to accelerate from 0-60 it should take about 7 seconds. Gear shifting is entrusted to six speed automatic transmission. Estimated fuel consumption is 22 mpg  in city, 28 mpg on highway, and 25 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive configuration.

Mazda CX-9 rear

Mazda CX-9 2016 Price and Release date

Release date for Mazda CX-9 is not exactly set but we could expect it in summer 2016. Prices will range from $31.000 up to $44.000, depending from whether consumer chooses front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

CX-9 Sport $31,520
CX-9 Touring $35,970
CX-9 Grand Touring $40,170
CX-9 Signature (AWD Standard) $44,015

Mazda CX-9 lights on

2016 Mazda CX-9 will be available in five different options.

Sport Package $950
Touring Premium Package $1,750
Snowflake White Pearl Mica $200
Soul Red Metallic $300
Machine Gray Metalic $300

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