Monterey Mazda Shoppers Review The Mazda CX-9 Trim Levels
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row crossover that’s ideal for transporting a full load of kids, cargo, or kids and cargo. The CX-9 offers buyers at dealers like Cardinale Mazda, the Mazda dealer near Monterey the perfect combination of outstanding driving dynamics and attractive exterior styling. Updates for 2019 bring even more features to the CX-9, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The suspension is improved to provide an even better ride. Notably, Edmunds picked the 2019 Mazda CX-9 as one of its Best Family SUVs, Best Midsize SUVs and Best Gas Mileage SUVs.
Monterey Peninsula Mazda shoppers can choose one of four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. All trims are powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four powerplant that produces 227 horsepower (250 hp with premium gasoline) and 310 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models except the top-of-the-line Signature, which gets all-wheel drive standard. We’ll take a look at the highlights of each CX-9 trim level.
Mazda CX-9 Sport
The base Sport trim provides a lot of value but doesn’t skimp on features. The CX-9 Sport comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, 60/40-split folding second-row seats, folding third-row seats that split 50/50, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an infotainment system with a 7-inch screen, six-speaker audio setup, Bluetooth and two USB ports. Advanced safety features that come standard include low-speed automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
The Touring trim comes with all the features of the Sport trim, plus automatic headlights, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic wipers, keyless ignition and entry, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, a universal garage door opener, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch infotainment display and two USB ports. The Touring gets additional safety features, including adaptive cruise control, enhanced automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and automatic high beams.
U.S. News and World Report recommends the 2029 CX-9 Grand Touring trim for its combination of advanced safety features, technology, and price. When you step up to the Grand Touring trim, you’ll get 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, LED foglights, a surround-view camera system, adaptive headlights, front and rear parking sensors, roof rails, a head-up display with traffic sign recognition, driver-seat memory functions, a digital gauge cluster, retractable sunshades for the middle-row seats, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, aluminum interior trim, a heated steering wheel, additional interior lighting, a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, satellite radio and a navigation system.
The upper Signature trim adds premium leather upholstery, interior trim and exterior LED accent lighting. Rosewood inlays increase the CX-9 Signature’s high degree of luxury.
No matter which CX-9 trim level you choose, you’ll get the utmost in safety. The 2019 CX-9 received the NHTSA’s highest rating of five stars for overall safety. The IIHS gave the 2019 CX-9 the top score of Good in all crash tests, with the highest marks of Superior for front crash prevention.