2020 Mazda CX-9

2020 Mazda CX-9

This crossover has always been a choice of those who want to spice up their daily drive for a bit. Characterized by amazing driving dynamics, the current generation of this crossover has been on the market for some time and it looks like a facelift is about to come for the next year.

Although we are still waiting for the official confirmation, this looks pretty likely. For this occasion, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 would come with novelties in terms of the styling, but also with some tweaks on the inside. Expect to see it a little bit earlier than usual.

Pros:

  • Excellent handling
  • Elegant styling
  • Upscale interior
  • Lots of standard equipment

Cons:

  • Small cargo area

Scorecard:

Styling:4
Features:5
Performance:4
Comfort & Quality:4
Safety:4
Critics Rating:4
Total:4.1

Exterior

2020 Mazda CX-9 side

The current model is already one of the pretties crossovers in the class. Based on Mazda’s famous KODO design language, it delivers splendid styling, which looks more like some elegant luxury crossover. Possible changes definitely won’t be radical, but rather subtle, with just minor tweaks to the styling.

The best thing about the CX-9 is the fact that this isn’t just a fancy-looking, but also a very exciting vehicle to drive. We saw a suspension update recently and the new model now rides even better. Most expects confirmed that the CX-9 feels like a much smaller vehicle behind the steering wheel.

We have no doubt that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 will continue to deliver class-leading handling and driving dynamics.

Interior

2020 Mazda CX-9 interior

We don’t expect to see bigger changes on the inside, even if Mazda update the 2020 Mazda CX-9. The reason is simple. The current model already features a cabin that looks very upscale in all aspects. The complete interior is amazingly stylish, while the list of standard equipment is pretty long.

The only major complaint goes to the cargo area, which is smaller compared to most rivals in the class. A good thing is that the third row offers quite a decent legroom, on par with models like Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer.

Engine

Under the hood of 2020 Mazda CX-9, you will find a well-known 2.5-liter turbo inline-four engine, which in practice feels like a real V6 engine. A max output depends on the type of fuel you pour. With the regular fuel, you can count on 227 horsepower.

The power goes up to 250 hp if you use premium gasoline. In both cases, the engine responds pretty amazingly, while a 6-speed automatic transmission delivers an amazingly smooth ride.

2020 Mazda CX-9 front

2020 Mazda CX-9 Release Date and Price

If the company decides to update the 2020 Mazda CX-9, we should see it on the market earlier than usual. On the other side, we don’t expect changes in price, so base models should go around $32,000.

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