There were some speculations about possible 2020 Mazda CX-9 changes, but latest reports are pretty clear that the upcoming model is about to remain the same. The super-stylish mid-size SUV has been introduced three years ago and if we consider that there is no prettier rival in the class, there is really no reason for changes at the moment. Moreover, the CX-9 is a very driveable vehicle, with excellent dynamics, so no one expects to see changes in these aspects either. Still, a couple of reports suggested 2020 Mazda CX-9 diesel version to come. At this point, this is just a rumor so take it with a reserve. All in all, this will remain one of the segment leaders and you definitely won’t go wrong with it, especially if we consider that even base models come with loads of standard equipment, especially in terms of safety features.
2020 Mazda CX-9 Design
As we already mentioned, the current model has been introduced in 2016. Considering its stylish appearance, there is no reason for bigger changes at the moment. This crossover follows the brand’s famous KODO Soul of Motion design language, which makes it by far the most stylish model among mainstream mid-size SUVs. Therefore, we probably won’t see more important changes before the redesign. Also, it is important to mention that the SkyActive platform ensures benefits in many ways. One of them is an amazing driving experience. You will hardly find another crossover that offers such handling and dynamics. Practically, there are just a couple of models, such as Ford Edge, that can go in the same sentence with Mazda when it comes to driving characteristics.
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 changes will be minimal. Mechanically, the model will remain the same. On the other side, don’t be surprised if you see new color options in the offer.
The cabin design definitely follows the amazing exterior styling. Therefore, 2020 Mazda CX-9 interior will continue to be one of the nicest in the cabin. The best word to describe it would be simplicity. Lots of clean lines and shapes, along with stylishly designed controls, is the thing that makes this crossover pretty upscale. Also, materials quality is amazing, so the CX-9 can even compete with some premium crossovers of the same size.
The comfort is also at the high level, at least in the first two rows. You can count on a generous amount of leg and headroom, while seat quality is amazing. On the other side, the third row is a little bit tight. Also, the cargo area is smaller compared to most rives. Still, that’s the thing we used from Mazda. In numbers, you can count on about 14.4 cubic feet behind the third row.
When it comes to standard equipment, the current model is already very generous, so the 2020 Mazda CX-9 could only become better. Currently, the list of standard features includes tech goodies like a 7-inch touchscreen, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which have been added last years.
Still, the thing we like most about this crossover is a generous list of advanced safety systems. Things like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and Smart City Brake Support are standard in all models. Also, you can get pretty much anything you want, including advanced systems like automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, front and rear parking sensors, a traffic sign recognition system and many more.
2020 Mazda CX-9 Engine
We have no doubt that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 will continue with the same 2.5-liter turbo-four engine. It delivers 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, but if you use premium fuel, the max output goes up to 250 horsepower. That makes this engine pretty much on par with V6 competitors. Some competitors may be more powerful, but the CX-9 compensates that with plenty of torque, so driving dynamics are actually among bests in the class. The best thing about this engine is that while the power is on par with V6 engines, fuel economy is pretty much typical for a four-cylinder engine. So, you can count on about 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
As we already mentioned, some reports are suggesting that Mazda could introduce 2020 Mazda CX-9 Diesel in the next year. However, this is just a rumor, so take it with a big reserve.
2020 Mazda CX-9 Release Date and Price
Considering that there won’t be any radical change, we presume that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 release date will be scheduled for the end of the year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 33.000 dollars.