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2019 Mazda CX-9 Brings New Features and Refinements to Canadian Market
With each successive model year, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover has benefited from refinements, technology updates and performance improvements. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is no different, with a host of improvements led by the addition of factory-equipped Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ infotainment technologies as standard equipment in the 2019 Mazda CX-9.
Mazda's engineers could have left well enough alone for their award-winning family vehicle but instead continue to make meaningful improvements to benefit drivers and passengers in all three rows. Among the updates are a refined, retuned suspension that offers a smoother, quieter and more natural ride and greater sound suppression by way of a thicker headliner and thicker floor mats, which aid in ease of conversation and enjoyment.
The entry 2019 Mazda CX-9 GS continues to offer strong value, with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment screen with revised Commander control knob, cloth seats, LED headlights and tail lights, heated front side mirrors, one-touch front and rear power windows, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear privacy glass, three-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio pairing, keyless entry and push-button start, Smart City Brake Support automatic low-speed emergency braking, and Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
The CX-9 GS features standard front-wheel drive, and Mazda's i-ACTIV AWD predictive all-wheel drive system is available. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the CX-9 GS also includes Mazda's suite of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies, including full-speed Mazda Radar Cruise Control, Smart Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Obstruction Warning, Lane Keep-assist System, Lane Departure Warning System, High Beam Control System, and a colour Multi-information Display (MID).
Upgrading from Mazda CX-9 GS to the CX-9 GS-L model adds 20-inch alloy wheels, power liftgate with programmable height adjustment, power glass moonroof, LED fog lights, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, heated steering wheel, 10-way power driver's seat, 4-way power passenger seat, heated second row seats (outboard only), front wiper de-icer, 8-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment screen, two second-row USB ports (each 2.1 amps), and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Mazda CX-9 GT builds upon those features and adds a new 360° View Monitor, 7-inch TFT reconfigurable gauge cluster display, and ventilated seats first seen in the 2018 Mazda6 midsize sedan. These new features supplement Mazda CX-9 GT's standard Traffic Sign Recognition, Adaptive Front-lighting System, front and rear parking sensors, windshield-projected colour Active Driving Display, LED front and rear signature lighting, Bose® premium sound system with 12 speakers, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, navigation, and new power-folding door mirrors.
New for 2019, CX-9 models equipped with SiriusXM also include a complimentary 5-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link services, which enables live traffic updates, weather, sports scores, and fuel prices.
CX-9 Signature represents the flagship of the range with Signature grille illumination, Chroma Brown Nappa leather seating surfaces, a hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, new Santos Rosewood interior trim, frameless rearview mirror with auto-dimming, and LED accent lighting around the shifter area.
All Mazda CX-9 models come equipped with an innovative, award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine that delivers up to 250 horsepower on 93-octane gas (227 horsepower with 87-octane gasoline) and a robust 310 lb-ft of torque independent of fuel octane. All CX-9 models route power through a six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission. Mazda's predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive is available in CX-9 GS and standard with all other trim levels. Mazda's i-ACTIV all-wheel drive uses 27 sensors throughout the vehicle to paint a picture of road conditions and is designed to route power from the front to rear wheels and vice versa so the driver and passengers do not feel wheelslip. It can adjust more than 200 times per second.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 will begin to arrive in select dealerships in Canada this month and will be in dealerships nationwide in September.
Originally Posted on Inside Mazda