2020 Mazda CX-9 Buyer’s Guide

2017 Mazda CX-9

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is a stylish, athletic SUV with sharp cornering that outperforms all others in its class. With seven seats spread across three rows, the CX-9 can fit 7 adults comfortably for short rides around town and longer journeys. Four sleek trims and a range of new color options make the CX-9 feel like a luxury vehicle at a price point that’s lower than others in its class. The 2020 Mazda CX-( provides more safety features and driver-assist features than previous years.

Fully-loaded trims boast rosewood, leather, and metal interiors, but even the base model has soft touch plastics that are appealing to the eye. If you’re looking for a high capacity SUV with the handling of a vehicle half its size, the Mazda CX-9 is a top contender.

2020 Technology Features

2017 Mazda CX-9

The infotainment system, Mazda CONNECT™, keeps you entertained with a range of features as you drive around Richmond:

  • Android Auto™ and Apple Car Play™ integration available
  • An 7″ full-color touch-screen in base model
  • A commander control for easy access
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply
  • AM/FM/HD Radio audio system; Aha™, Pandora™, and Stitcher™ internet radio integration
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability
  • USB input, 2 front and 2 rear

A 12-speaker Bose surrounds sound system can be controlled by buttons on the steering wheel. And if listening to all your favorite songs kills your phone battery, you can easily charge it with the 12-volt power outlet or USB cable plugin.

Plus, never spend time searching in your bag for your keys again: the CX-9’s remote engine start and push-button start to eliminate the need for traditional keys.


The 2020 Mazda CX-9 SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 6-speed automatic gasoline engine offers advanced fuel efficiency with smooth and steady acceleration. These powerful engines deliver up to 250 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque, and can tow up to 3500 pounds. In addition, the CX-9 gets up to 28 miles per gallon – helping you spend less time stopping at Wawa for gas and more time at your destination.

 CX-9 SportCX-9 TouringCX-9 Grand TouringCX-9 Signature
Gas Mileage28 mpg28 mpg28 mpg26 mpg

For even more power, upgrade to all wheel drive. The i-ACTIV AWD® monitors when all-wheel drive might be needed and preemptively engages to stabilize before you lose traction.

The 2020 Mazda continues to include the following warranty programs:

  • 3-year/36,000-mile “Bumper-to-Bumper” Limited Warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 3-year/36,000-mile 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program

CX-9 Safety Features

The Mazda CX-9 is embedded with many safety features to protect your family while driving around Richmond. Multiple cameras and a radar work together for improved safety performance, including a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross traffic alert and smart city brake support. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with i-Activsense® safety technology to help alert you to hazards and other vehicles.

Camera and Radar Technology

Parking SUVs in tiny Richmond garages is stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. The Mazda CX-9 is equipped with backup cameras and traffic alerts to let you know exactly what cars around you are doing.

Precise cornering on the Mazda CX-9 makes winding interstate travel fun. As you enjoy the scenery, don’t worry about drifting outside your lane – the lane departure warning system will notify you, and if no action is taken, will make minor steering changes to keep the car on track. If you intentionally change lanes, the blind spot monitoring keeps you safe with chiming sounds and warning lights.

At night, the CX-9’s high-beam light control automatically adjusts your high-beam lights on and off for oncoming traffic. When turning, adaptive headlights move 15 degrees towards curves for better visibility.

Crash Safety

The CX-9 is equipped with radars for use with cruise control to help you maintain a safe and comfortable distance from the vehicle in front of you. These same radars control the Smart Brake Support functions that will automatically apply the brakes if you’re about to hit an object ahead. The second row of seats provides 2 seats with LATCH child safety seat anchors & upper tether anchors.

In an accident, side advanced dual front airbags, side impact door beams, front side-impact airbags and side-impact air curtains with rollover protection, and weight sensors for passenger front airbags work together to protect your whole family.

Beyond these features, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 offers an array of safety features including blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, radar cruise control, advanced smart city brake support, high beam control, lane-keep and lane departure warnings and traffic sign recognition. These are the many reasons the Mazda CX-9 is a great and safe choice for your next family SUV.


2018 Mazda CX-9

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 starts at just $33,890.

 CX-9 SportCX-9 TouringCX-9 Grand TouringCX-9 Signature

Mazda CX-9 Trims

Interested in buying the Mazda CX-9 but don’t know which trim best suits you? Here are some key differences between the trims to get you thinking.


Do you want a safe SUV for your family without worrying about extra features? If you’re looking for a comfortable, reliable SUV to take your family around Richmond, but aren’t interested in the newest technology in your vehicle the Sport trim is for you. The Sport trim includes:

  • Rearview camera
  • Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System
  • 7-inch full-color touchscreen display
  • LED headlights/taillights
  • Keyless entry and push button start


Do you like the Sport trim, but still feel like it’s lacking your favorite feature? If you’re looking for some extras like safety, and technology features, the Touring trim is probably for you. The Touring trim includes:

  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ come standard with Touring models
  • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Upgraded 8-inch full-color touchscreen display
  • Keyless entry
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Smart Brake Support and Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection

Grand Touring

Do you travel frequently in your car? If you’re looking for comfort on long journeys, the Grand Touring trim may be for you. In addition to the Touring trim features, the Grand Touring trim includes the following extras:

  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Power sliding-glass moonroof
  • Bose® Surround Sound audio
  • Active Driving Display
  • Radar Cruise Control/Smart Brake Support
  • Heated Steering Wheel


Do you need the space of an SUV, but prefer the luxury of a sports car? The Signature trim includes the perks of the other trims plus the following:

  • Nappa leather-trimmed seats
  • Rosewood trim
  • LED grille accent lighting
  • LED overhead accent lighting
  • Standard All Wheel Drive
  • Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound System

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What’s holding you back?

Advanced agility, safety, technology, and performance come together in the 2020 Mazda CX-9. To schedule a test drive or ask questions about the CX-9, contact Whitten Brothers Mazda online or by phone today.

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