Price, standard features and new Touring Plus trim
There are no significant mechanical or aesthetic changes for the 2022 Mazda CX-9. However, it gets a new Touring Plus trim between the Touring and Carbon Edition models. As expected, the name Plus means more standard features. It has 20-inch aluminum wheels, aluminum roof rails, and a glossy black grille, to name a few.
In general, the 2022 Mazda CX-9 differs from the Kia Telluride, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Hyundai Palisade by its eye-catching styling and sporty driving attitude. The CX-9 is a seven-seater crossover that drives like a Miata on stilts, but there is one downside to consider. The CX-9 is not as practical as other three-row crossovers with sometimes insufficient cargo space and a cramped third row.
Below is a quick but detailed look at the 2022 Mazda CX-9. We’ll cover each trim level, its available features, and the starting MSRP.
Mazda CX-9 2022: engine and fuel economy
All trim variants of the Mazda CX-9 are powered by a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbocharged four-cylinder developing 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft. of torque on premium 93-octane fuel (with 87-octane regular gasoline, the engine produces 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque). This is essentially the same engine as the 2022 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo.
While the engine can use more horsepower, we have few qualms with the CX-9’s 2.5-liter turbo engine. We’re well aware that Mazda has opted for the turbo for economic reasons, as the automaker’s i-Active all-wheel-drive system is standard on the 2022 CX-9. The EPA’s fuel consumption ratings for a 2021 all-wheel-drive model are 20 in the city, 26 on the highway, and 23 combined. We would expect those numbers, or slightly better, with the new 2.5-liter turbo engine.
2022 Mazda CX-9 Trim Levels and Price
The 2022 Mazda CX-9 is available in six versions: Sport, Touring, Touring Plus, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring and Signature. All trim variants of the Mazda CX-9 2022 come standard with i-Activesense safety features such as radar cruise control, intelligent brake assist, blind spot monitoring, exit warning lane and lane keeping assistance.
Here is a breakdown of each trim and the corresponding MSRP. Price includes destination and handling charges of $ 1,225.
Mazda CX-9 Sport
The base Mazda CX-9 Sport starts at $ 36,505. The standard accessory list includes a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Mazda Connect, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated front seats, keyless entry with push-button start, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and knob, three-zone automatic climate control, private rear window, power tailgate and eight-way power driver’s seat.
The CX-9 Sport also features 18-inch alloy wheels, glossy grille, automatic LED headlights with automatic high beam control, LED taillights, heated exterior mirrors, spoiler rear roof and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The Mazda CX-9 Touring starts at $ 38,665. It has all the standard features of the base Sport trim, but adds leather seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, four USB charging ports, and power sliding and reclining second row seats.
Meanwhile, the Premium Touring Package adds more features such as optional second row captain’s seats, a Bose sound system with 12 speakers, wireless smartphone charging, third-row USB charging ports, a power sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and LED fog lights for an additional $ 2,080.
CX-9 Touring Plus
The all-new CX-9 Touring Plus has a base price of $ 42,885 and features ventilated front seats, a power adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings, 20-inch alloy wheels, a front grille shiny black and aluminum roof racks.
CX-9 Carbon Edition
Like the Mazda3 Carbon Edition, the CX-9 trim comes with Mazda’s exclusive Polymetal Gray paint, gloss black exterior trim, second row captain’s seats and red leather seats. Other features like LED interior accent lighting, aluminum interior trim, a hands-free tailgate, a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters and a seven-inch LCD multi-information display are also standard.
Starting at an MSRP of $ 44,805, the CX-9 Carbon Edition also gets more driver aids like adaptive LED headlights, a wiper defroster and smart rear city brake bracket. .
CX-9 Grand Touring
The Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring starts at $ 45,665. It has all the standard features of the Touring and Carbon Edition variants. Nonetheless, it includes 20-inch silver metallic alloy rims, body-color auto-folding exterior mirrors, heated second-row bench seats or captain’s seats, a navigation system and black or sand leather upholstery. .
Additionally, the CX-9 Grand Touring features a 360-degree panoramic view monitor, traffic sign recognition with an active driving display, and a three-year SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link subscription. .
The top-of-the-line Mazda CX-9 starts at $ 48,435. It features a Nappa leather upholstery with custom quilting and piping, Santos rosewood interior trim, 20-inch silver alloy wheels, a titanium gray grille with LED accents, heated captain seats. second row and more extended dual tailpipes for an added dose of aggressive styling.
2022 Mazda CX-9 warranty information
The new Mazda CX-9 is backed by a three-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year / 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. If you drive more miles than the average car owner, it may be worth considering a Mazda warranty extension. This free and useful guide will show you the tricks of the trade in choosing a warranty extension.
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Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog columnist and expert on sports and performance cars. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics and accounting in his youth and is still very attached to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also enjoys fried chicken, music and herbal medicine.
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