Monterey Penisula Car Dealers Prefer The Mazda CX-9

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a midsize SUV that’s unmatched by rivals in its class. When you see the CX-9 at Car dealerships near Monterey, you’ll notice its attractive styling that makes other midsize SUVs pale in comparison. Step inside and you’ll be treated to an abundance of riches, particularly in the upper Signature trim level, which provides a higher level of sophistication and quality than some luxury models.

While three-row SUVs are noted for their ability to haul a larger number of passengers, most don’t deliver a particularly engaging driving experience. One of the reasons the 2019 Mazda CX-9 is so popular at dealerships like the Monterey car dealers is due to its exciting driving dynamics, with excellent cornering ability provided by Mazda’s G-Vectoring.

Changes for 2019 include a retuned suspension that provides a smoother ride, optional Apple CarPlay and Android Audio, and a new surround-view parking system.

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Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com praised the 2019 Mazda CX-9, writing: “If you’re seeking a family-friendly SUV that looks, rides and drives like nothing in this class, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 will satisfy that itch. The Touring trim is impressively well equipped, yet remains priced well below $40,000, while the Signature trim’s interior puts some luxury brands to shame.”

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Spacious Interior

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 seats seven passengers and comes in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. The Signature gets standard all-wheel drive, while the other trims come with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available.

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The CX-9 employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 227 hp horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular gasoline. With premium fuel, the CX-9 gets 250 hp. This unit is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is outstanding, with front-wheel-drive models returning 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.* With all-wheel drive, those numbers are 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Inside, the Mazda CX-9 is spacious, with comfortable, supportive seats. Passengers in the second row will appreciate the ample amount of legroom. Owners who need lots of room for cargo won’t be disappointed. The CX-9 has 38.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded and 14.4 cubic feet behind the third row.

Standard features for the base Sport trim include 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, cloth seats, power windows and door locks, power mirrors, auto-off LED headlights, tri-zone air conditioning, rear privacy glass, a rearview camera and remote keyless entry. Also standard are dual USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and Smart City Brake Support.

The other trim levels add on even more features. At the top of the CX-9 lineup, the Signature trim comes with Nappa leather seats, exterior LED accent lighting and wood interior trim.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.