Mazda just released U.S. specifications and pricing for its CX-9 mid-size crossover which underwent a mid-cycle refresh this year.
This time around, the CX-9 loses its wide-mouthed grin in favor of a more conservative front end. In fact, the whole body gets a series of tweaks to bring it in line with the brand’s new KODO “Soul of Motion” design language. It also gets a host of interior upgrades that are likely to make it a more attractive buy for third-row crossover customers. All that comes in at a starting price of $30,580.
Entry-level customers get the “Sport” package, which comes equipped with Bluetooth, three-zone automatic climate control, a 5.8-inch infotainment display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 18-inch alloy wheels. An eight-way power driver seat, heated seats and mirrors are also available for a $690 premium.
Crank it up a notch to the $33,025 ”Touring” package and you’ll get leather seating and both front seats get power adjustment features. You also get blind spot monitoring, backup sensors and a rear view camera. There’s also the Touring technology package for an extra $3,000, which includes navigation, a power liftgate, an upgraded stereo, hands-free keyless entry and a moonroof. Finally, tacking all-wheel drive onto that package costs $1,590.
But that’s not even the range topping version. Mazda also offers the “Grand Touring” trim, which starts at $35,580. For the extra trouble, Mazda throws in chrome door handles, HID headlights and LED daytime running lights, a three-position memory driver seat, rain-sensing wipers and power-folding side mirrors that tilt down to help you park while the car is in reverse.
Opting for all-wheel drive in that package will cost $37,170.