What’s New in the 2020 Mazda CX-9?
With the 2020 Mazda CX-9 set to hit dealerships before the end of Fall 2019, drivers are in for a lengthy list of meaningful enhancements to the line. Several updates in the fields of interior bliss and capability leave the sophisticated Mazda three-row SUV at a more compelling position than ever. Learn more about what Mazda has on the docket when we take a closer look at what’s new in the 2020 Mazda CX-9.
Updates Summary for the 2020 Mazda CX-9
- Priced starting at $34,835
- Turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine offers more torque
- New off-road traction assist system
- New second-row captain’s chairs
- New 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
New Interior Features
Now available for CX-9 Touring Premium Package and Grand Touring models, the all-new second-row captain’s chairs introduce a first-class experience to the cabin. With this configuration, second-row occupants enjoy armrests, ample space accommodations and easy access to the third row. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring upgrades its setup to heated second-row captain’s chairs, with the heating controls located on the backside of the front center console.
The Touring trim level also introduces an all-new 9-inch touchscreen, replacing the 8-inch display found on the 2019 model. Other new-for-2020 features found on the lineup include the power slide and tilt second-row bench seat and the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System.
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New Off-Road Traction Assist
When paired with i-ACTIV AWD®, the Mazda CX-9 becomes the first model in the lineup to feature the all-new off-road traction assist feature. Instead of deactivating traction control, pressing the traction assist button increases the brake force on the wheels without traction and redistributes power to the wheels still touching the ground to get a better grip of the terrain.
Mazda’s i-ACTIV AWD® system is standard on the Mazda CX-9 Signature and is available on all other models across the lineup.
Increased Engine Torque
Drivers can also expect enhanced performance from the newest iteration of the Mazda CX-9. Standard across the lineup, the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine now delivers up to 320 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane gasoline (or 310 lb-ft of torque on 87 octane gasoline). That’s a 10 lb-ft boost in torque output from the outgoing model year.