Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,422 - $35,206
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,422 - $35,206
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
7

Ranks #14 Midsize SUVs by Owners

Ranks #13 Midsize SUVs by Experts

Ranks #8 Midsize SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.3 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

As Mazda’s largest and most powerful SUV, the 2018 CX-9 is also one of the industry’s most appealing 3-row crossover SUVs. The CX-9’s styling is more seductive than popular brands such as the...

2018 Mazda CX-9 Owner Reviews

4.61
36 Reviews
69% 28% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 3%
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"SOFT" exterior paint that scratches super easy.

2018 Mazda CX-9

This 2018 is the second Mazda CX-9 that I own. My other Mazda CX-9 2009 is now the car my teenager drives. I must compare the exterior paint. The older Mazda is 10 years old and it has never had paint issues - no fading, chipping, scratch resistant. My new 2018 has soft paint. Bird poop if left on for half a day will leave a PERMANENT dull splatter mark. The car already has many tiny road pebble scratches on front end. The trunk area has gooped up areas similar to nail polish that hasn't dried completely. This paint on the new car is inferior and requires constant waxing. The front end and hood is pliable that bends. But the PAINT--- clearly it has less layers, less impact/scratch resistance. I NEVER had this problem with the 2009! Paint maintenance of the exterior is already a major problem despite buying the car in Dec 2018.

- Maria S

2018 Mazda cx-9-wonderful 3rd row seating and awesome ride!!

2018 Mazda CX-9

I love my cx-9. It gets great gas mileage for a full size SUV. It rides smooth almost like the car drives itself. I love the added sensors because they make highway driving so easy! Lots of safety feathers. The surround sound Bose system sounds great also. I have not had to use this in the snow yet but I think I will like it, we will see. I do wish it had a digital speedometer but I have gotten use to the needle again.

- Kristin P

Mazda CX-9 review. Love the car. Hate the extra app costs.

2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport

Quiet ride. Decent turning radius to be an AWD. No blind spots while driving. The Bluetooth isn't the best quality for phone calls but I like the media screen a lot. I wish it went down. It's annoying that I have options on the car that I can't use unless I pay for them through the my Mazda app. I think if the car is equipped then it should just work. No additional cost outside purchasing the car.

- Mar B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$32,130 - $33,930
$44,315

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
227 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41 in.
41 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/60HR18
P255/50VR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.3 in.
115.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
38.8 ft.

Length

Length
199.4 in.
199.4 in.

Width

Width
77.5 in.
77.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4166 - 4361 lbs.
4361 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
310 ft. lbs.
310 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 lbs.
350 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 - 19.5 gal.
19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 25 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
20 - 22 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 28 mpg
26 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
(Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety