New 2020 Mazda CX-9: Turbo-Four Engine Adds More Torque

New Mazda CX-9 exterior view in metallic gray

Everyone is anxious to see the new 2020 Mazda CX-9 here at Bob Penkhus Mazda of Motor City. The new Mazda CX-9 has a lot to offer families with a busy agenda. In this article, we will discuss the Mazda CX-9 release date, pricing, trim levels, fuel economy, reliability, and specifications.

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2020 Mazda CX-9 Release Date

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is now available. Original projections had the new 2020 CX-9 debuting in Fall 2019 but the new CX-9 actually released in November 2019. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 released in September 2018, so it wasn't too far off. While you make your way to our Mazda dealership in Colorado Springs for a test drive, we are currently preparing some killer Mazda CX-9 lease deals for you.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Price

We expected the new Mazda CX-9 price to remain close to the same as the 2019 Mazda CX-9 because there weren't that many changes between the models. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 starts at $32,280. We thought that there might be a slight price increase on each trim level because of the added features but the prices are the same as 2019. A Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring AWD is currently priced at $42,640, while the range-topping Mazda CX-9 Signature with AWD runs a $45,365 price tag.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Trims & Configurations

New Mazda CX-9 7-seater SUV exterior front grille

There should still be 4 trim levels to choose from with the 2020 Mazda CX-9. These include Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature. The base 2020 Mazda CX-9 Sport provides tri-zone automatic climate control, a seven-inch infotainment system, blind-spot monitoring, dual USB ports, and a rearview camera. Upgrading to the Mazda CX-9 Touring gives you leather-trimmed seats, an eight-inch touch screen plus a power liftgate. On the Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring, you will find a 12-speaker premium Bose surround-sound system, moonroof, HD radio, plus a heated steering wheel. Finally, on the highest trim level, the Mazda CX-9 Signature, you receive all-wheel drive, Nappa leather upholstery, and wood inlays for a luxurious feel.

2020 Mazda CX-9 MPG & Performance

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 provides some amazing performance, thanks to the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T Dynamic Pressure Turbo four-cylinder engine that pumps out 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. With the new turbo-four, the new 2020 CX-9 has 10 lb-ft more torque than the previous model when running on premium fuel. This engine continues it's pairing with the 6-speed automatic transmission no matter which trim or drivetrain you choose. You can expect the 2020 Mazda CX-9 mpg to be 22 city/28 hwy with the FWD system. Upgrading to an AWD model changes those fuel economy numbers to 20/26 mpg.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Towing Capacity

Enjoying a weekend packed full of fun is simple with the new Mazda CX-9. When properly equipped, a 2020 Mazda CX-9 can tow up to 3,500 pounds. This is plenty of hauling capability to tow a small boat or trailer for a family adventure. The Mazda CX-9 won't be stopping you and your family from being overly prepared on your next outing. It's actually encouraging your next vacay.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Interior

Elegant interior design of the new Mazda CX-9 showing the front cabin

This 7-passenger Mazda CX-9 SUV has plenty of room for the entire family. The seats are comfortable and supportive. Behind the third row, you will find 14.4 cubic feet, which is perfect for picking up the groceries. Standard equipment includes the Mazda Connect infotainment system, two USB ports, and a seven-inch touch screen. As part of the newly added features, new CX-9s will sport a new touchscreen display plus the available second-row captain's chairs seating configuration.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Safety Ratings

The IIHS labeled the 2019 Mazda CX-9 as a Top Safety Pick, and we expected the same from the newest 2020 Mazda SUV. The ratings are in and the 2020 Mazda CX-9 has been rewarded with the Top Safety Pick designation yet again by the IIHS. The Mazda CX-9 ratings soared thanks to all of the innovative driver-assist features such as a rearview camera, Smart City Brake Support, and rear-cross traffic alert.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Exterior

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is sleek and sophisticated. It weighs 4,217 to 4,383 pounds when unloaded and measures 16.6-feet long. If it is available in the same exterior colors as the 2019 Mazda CX-9 model, we will see 7 options. Choose from Machine Gray Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, and Jet Black Mica.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Changes

There are very few changes being made to the 2020 Mazda CX-9. The most significant difference you will find on the newest models is the new touchscreen, second row captain's chairs, and that some of the technology that was once an optional upgrade will now be offered as standard equipment. Many of the 2020 Mazda models are making bold moves.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Reviews

Aerial exterior view of the new Mazda CX-9 in metallic gray

Carbuzz says that the latest achievements are "mighty impressive." CarsDirect also agrees that this model is "surprisingly luxurious." SlashGear can't get enough of the second-row captain's chairs. These raving reviews prove that the Mazda CX-9 is the SUV to own in 2020. 

2020 Mazda CX-9 vs. The Competition

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is poised to take on any challenge the competition claims to offer. For example, the Mazda CX-9 vs. Toyota Highlander shows that this model excels in terms of performance, safety equipment, luxury features, and design elegance.

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