Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Thorough research is required to ensure the model you’re considering fits your many needs around the Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton communities. To help with this research, Mazda of Gastonia has put together a Mazda CX-9 guide.

The Mazda CX-9 is an SUV that appeals to many different types of drivers thanks to its inherent flexibility. With graceful on-road poise, plenty of interior space, and a trim level list that allows you to land the exact features and specifications you want, the Mazda CX-9 continues to drum up interest.

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Consistent Performance

Mazda CX-9 Engine SpecsTo provide you with the power to haul the whole family and their belongings on long road trips or around town, the Mazda CX-9 has a single engine that’s plenty capable.

The SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo 4-cylinder can make 227 horsepower with 87 octane regular fuel and 250 horsepower with 93 octane premium fuel. The torque remains at a steady 310 lb-ft.

As for fuel economy, this 3-row SUV achieves an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.1

Other performance factors come into play as well. For instance, the SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission is inherently smooth and comes with interactive capabilities such as Sport Mode and manual-shift.

For improved traction during inclement weather, the SUV also touts an i-ACTIV AWD® system.

Interior Proportions

Space and configurability lead the way when you enter the cabin of the Mazda CX-9. These traits are essential for those shuttling kids to practice or taking outdoor gear on weekend getaways.

The headroom is a good place to start, with 39.3 inches in front, 38.5 inches in the middle, and 35.4 inches in the rear. You can look at the legroom with a similar sense of appreciation, as it offers 41 inches up front, 39.4 inches in the middle, and 29.7 inches in the third row.

Mazda CX-9 Interior Space

As for hip room, each row offers the following proportions:

  • 56.7 inches in the first row
  • 57.4 inches in the second row
  • 40.1 inches in the third row

Lastly, we arrive at cargo space, which can be adjusted on the fly to accommodate your ever-changing whims. To start, there’s 14.4 cubic feet of space in the trunk behind the third row. The number only grows from there with 38.2 cubic feet behind the second row and 71.2 cubic feet behind the first!

Pick Your Favorite Trim Level!

Mazda CX-9 Trim Levels
Mazda CX-9 Trim LevelFour different trim levels headline the Mazda CX-9. Each one stays true to the core tenents of the model while offering distinct perks or features.

The following order is the trims you can select from:

  • Sport
  • Touring
  • Grand Touring
  • Signature

Learn More About the Versatile Mazda CX-9

If you think the Mazda CX-9 may be what you’re looking for, utilize the many resources created by Mazda of Gastonia.

Also, if you’re around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, we’d be happy to show you the model in person before arranging a test run!


1. Up to an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG for 2019 Mazda CX-9 FWD models. AWD models, 20 city/26 highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

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