2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Mazda CX-9 

2020 Mazda CX-9 vs 2019 Mazda CX-9

Since the 2016 debut of the Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover SUV, Mazda has remained vigilant in adding more features and enhancements to the lineup with each model year. For 2020, the automaker keeps on top of the trend with some new features and enhanced performance across the lineup. Learn more about what’s new for the latest edition of Mazda’s largest SUV model when we stack the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the outgoing 2019 Mazda CX-9 side-by-side in this model year comparison.

Rolling into model year 2020, the Mazda CX-9 manages to pull more power from the lineup’s turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G 2.5T engine. The enhanced powertrain gets bumped from 310 lb-ft of torque to 320 lb-ft. The horsepower rating remains the same at 250 horses.

2020 Mazda CX-9 


2019 Mazda CX-9 

$34,835  Starting MSRP  $32,280 
250 hp / 320 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  250 hp / 310 lb-ft 
Available  Second-Row Captain’s Chairs  Not Available 
Available  Off-Road Traction Assist  Not Available 

What’s New for the 2020 Mazda CX-9? 

Also new for 2020, a pair of all-new second-row captain’s chairs elevate the cabin to first-class status. The new configuration offers second-row armrests, spacious seating and easy access to the third row. The second-row captain’s chairs are available on Touring Premium Package and Grand Touring models. On the Grand Touring, second-row passengers get upgraded to a pair of heated seats.

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 also becomes the first model in the Mazda lineup to introduce the all-new off-road traction assist system. The new feature is designed to help maintain traction over rougher terrain. Instead of deactivating traction control altogether, pressing the traction assist button applies the brakes to the wheels without traction and redistributes power to the wheels still touching the ground.

Topping off the list of updates, all models from Touring and above bring in an all-new 9-inch touchscreen, which takes the place of the 8-inch display featured on the 2019 model. Other new-for-2020 features found on the Mazda CX-9 include the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start System and a power slide/tilt second-row bench seat.

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