Mazda Prices 2016 CX-9 From $31,520, Tops Out at $44,015
Midsize Crossover Gets Segment-Leading Economy Too
The 2016 Mazda CX-9, which goes on sale sometime this spring, now has a price tag to go along with its attractive new duds. Starting at $31,520 for the base CX-9 Sport (plus $900 for destination and handling), Mazda’s priced its biggest offering right in the heart of the three-row crossover segment.
In addition to the Sport, customers can also select Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trim levels. Touring, which adds blind-spot monitoring, an 8-inch touchscreen display, leather seating, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, and a handful of other convenience features, will cost $35,970 plus destination. The CX-9 Grand Touring comes with 20-inch wheels, aluminum interior trim, a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure assist, and it will cost $40,170. The Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring can also be optioned with all-wheel drive for an additional $1,800.
The range-topper is the CX-9 Signature (seen in these photos), which comes standard with all-wheel drive for $44,015. The Signature gets Nappa leather in a deep orange tone called Auburn, LED-accented grille lighting, and accent lighting for the interior. One of the neatest touches for the Signature is its rosewood interior trim, which was supplied by Japanese guitar maker Fujigen. Mazda certainly knows how to have fun.
Speaking of fun, the CX-9 ought to offer one of the most unique driving experiences of its class. Mazda will offer its largest crossover with the first turbocharged Skyactiv engine offered in America, a 2.5L I-4 producing 250 hp and 310 lb-ft using premium fuel. (On regular fuel, it’s rated at 227 hp, but torque output remains the same.) Additionally, the company claims the CX-9 has segment-best fuel efficiency, offering 22 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. If it has Mazda’s trademark balance between a comfortable ride and responsive handling, the CX-9 will be the perfect SUV for people trading in the single life (and the Miata) for a bit more responsibility.