Pricing for the Mazda CX-9 is staying the same for 2017, but the Japanese automaker has added new standard features.
The three-row, midsize crossover will start from $32,460 including destination in the U.S.
The mid-level CX-9 Touring model adds standard Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), a feature that was previously only available on the CX-9 Touring’s optional package as well as the Grand Touring and Signature models. The entry-level Sport trim comes standard with LED headlights and tail lights, as well as fabric seating surfaces, an electronic parking brake, 18-inch wheels, rear backup camera, trailer stability assist, Mazda Connect infotainment with Commander control and a seven-inch color display. The Sport Package is available that adds a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and heated door mirrors for $950 additional.
The CX-9 Touring model adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, the previously mentioned SCBS, HomeLink garage door openers, black- or sand-colored leather seating surfaces, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System, a power liftgate, power front seats and an eight-inch Mazda Connect touchscreen display. The Touring Premium Package, priced at $1,745 includes automatic on/off headlights, LED fog lights, navigation, a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system, rain-sensing wipers, rear backup sensors, second-row retractable sunshades, SiriusXM satellite radio and a sunroof.
The Grand Touring model builds on the Sport and Touring trim levels by adding Adaptive Front-lighting System, 20-inch wheels, aluminum interior trim, Mazda’s first Active Driving Display, high-beam control, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Smart Brake Support, roof rails and memory settings on the driver’s seat.
The 2017 Mazda CX-9 Touring starts from $36,910, while the Grand Touring model has a starting price of $41,410. All-wheel drive is available as an option on all trims for $1,800 additional.
At the top of the range is the CX-9 Signature, only available with all-wheel drive with a price of $43,375. The model adds Auburn-colored Nappa leather, rosewood supplied by Japanese guitar-manufacturer Fujigen, LED signature accent grille lighting and LED accent lighting around the automatic shifter.
All 2017 Mazda CX-9 models come powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with 250 horsepower (on 93 octane) and 310 pound-feet of torque. In front-wheel-drive configuration, it returns 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway for a 24-mpg combined rating. All models come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
“Consumer demand is helping spread the technologies like SCBS very quickly,” said Tetsu Nakazawa, vehicle line manager for crossover SUVs, MNAO. “Mazda is always looking to find new ways to enhance the satisfaction of drivers and passengers in everything we build, offering remarkable value at every price point.”
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