Finally, Mazda Integrated Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 received a simple update for the new model year and now comes with more features than ever, slightly changed pricing, and can even be had with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. It is a welcomed update for a car that seems to be perfectly suited for the family tasks of today.

What’s New For The 2019 Mazda CX-9?

2019 Mazda CX-9 With Much More Gear For A Bit More Money
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The car will reach the showrooms in September with thorough improvements.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but almost all Mazda cars that have appeared over the past decade have been just right. Optimal, if you will. Not many of them did something extraordinarily impressive, but none of them failed at anything either. Now, with the striking new family look, Mazda cars seem to be better than ever. The latest 2019 Mazda CX-9, although a bit more expensive than the last year’s model, proves that. It is just a nice, fine SUV with a cool interior reminiscent of something one could call premium, now with more gizmos than ever.

The car will reach the showrooms in September with thorough improvements.

First of all, it seems that Mazda tried to improve interior comfort. NVH values have been further lowered by means of a thicker headliner and thicker floor mats. Mazda politely reports that this “aids in ease of conversation and enjoyment.” Furthermore, engineers retuned the suspension on all versions, but the Japanese company didn’t actually articulate on what changes it made. Only that the new setup offers a finer, smoother ride. Fine by me.

As before, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 comes with a number of different versions. It is available with trim levels named Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature with special packages such as the Sport Package (available for Sport,) Premium Package (available for Touring,) sealing the deal.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Sport

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As an entry level car priced at $32,280 with FWD, the 2019 CX-9 Sport features comprehensive standard equipment

As an entry level car priced at $32,280 with FWD, the 2019 CX-9 Sport features comprehensive standard equipment including standard 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch display, LED running lights and rear lights, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, automatic emergency braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Honestly, go a bit adventurous and add the Sport Package worth $1,290 to it. The CX-9 will get much more.

Sport Package Add-Ons

  • power driver’s seat,
  • heated front seats,
  • heated door mirrors,
  • automatic headlights,
  • High Beam Control,
  • Lane-Keep Assist,
  • Lane-Departure Warning,
  • full-speed Mazda Radar Cruise Control,
  • rain-sensing wipers and,
  • Smart Brake Support automatic emergency braking.

It is worth it.

2019 Mazda CX-9 Touring

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The $41,000 Grand Touring and the $45,000 Signature add a number of real luxuries moving the CX-9 into the segment of luxurious three-row SUVs.

Apart from a multitude of added features including the rain-sensing windshield, advanced keyless entry, the 8-inch display, and a whole set of active safety features, the Touring actually gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. It comes as standard starting from the Touring trim level and up.

Added Features With the Touring Trim Level

  • heated front side mirrors,
  • power liftgate with adjustable height,
  • leather-trimmed seating surfaces,
  • power driver’s seat,
  • two second-row USB ports,
  • HomeLink,
  • High Beam Control,
  • Lane-Keep Assist,
  • Lane-Departure Warning,
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control,
  • Smart Brake Support, and Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection.

Buy the Premium Package for $2,390, and you get a power moonroof, Bose 12-speaker audio system, SiriusXM, LED fog lamps, Navigation, parking sensors, and second-row retractable sunshades.

Considering just how much stuff one can get with the Premium Package and the Touring trim, I am quite curious to find out what the heck did Mazda prepare for the upper trims. Especially considering that every version can be had only with the 2.5-liter, 250-horsepower, turbocharged engine.

The $41,000 Grand Touring and the $45,000 Signature add a number of real luxuries moving the CX-9 into the segment of luxurious three-row SUVs.

The Grand Touring adds vented front seats, cool 360-degree camera system, and a display instead of a classic instrument cluster. Some exterior makeup also makes it up to the Grand Touring including large 20-inch wheels, roof rails, and more.

Five grand more for the Signature takes the CX-9 a step further with standard AWD system, grille lighting, special plaques outside, Santos rosewood interior trim, and a whole set of special details designed to upscale the newest 2019 Mazda CX-9.

As expected, the car is available only with the six-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Mazda CX-9 - Prices

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Model Front-Wheel Drive i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive
Mazda CX-9 Sport $32,280 $34,080
• Sport Package $1,290 $1,290
Mazda CX-9 Touring $35,330 $37,130
• Touring Premium Package $2,390 $2,390
Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring $40,840 $42,640
Mazda CX-9 Signature $45,365
Soul Red Crystal $595
Machine Gray Metallic $300
Snowflake White Pearl Mica $200
Rear-Seat Entertainment System $1,995
Mazda Mobile Start $550
Retractable Cargo Cover $325
3,500 lbs. Trailer Hitch $450

Further reading

2017 Mazda CX-9 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

2017 Mazda CX-9 – Driven High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full driven review on the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

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