2018 Mazda CX-9 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Machine Gray Metallic
MSRP
$27,134 - $40,354
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
7

How 2018 Mazda CX-9 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.5Interior 4.3Comfort 4.1Value 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 Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. And though it lacks the same interior space and towing abilities of its larger rivals, the CX-9's ride and handling are far superior.

Mazda CX-9 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Sport $27,134 - $29,989
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Touring $28,492 - $31,407
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Grand Touring $35,422 - $38,679
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
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check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Signature $36,965 - $40,354
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.72
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2018 Mazda cx-9-wonderful 3rd row seating and awesome ride!!

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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
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A very reliable and attractive vehicle.

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The cx-9 is very comfortable to drive and performs well. . . Especially in sport mode. I like the option of using this mode for better pick-up. It is very roomy. . Seats 7 comfortably but can fit 8 in a pinch. The gas mileage is acceptable. I fill up once a week and drive a minimum of 50 miles a day. I would recommend this vehicle as an alternative to higher end SUVs.

Diane P
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Mazda cx-9- great choice!

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The Mazda cx-9 has a very smooth ride without a lot of excess noise. The amenities offered in the vehicle are great, particularly the USB ports and the individual a/c controls that offered in the second row seats. I wish that the air vents on the dash were positioned in a different place to offer better air flow. Overall, this is a great vehicle.

Kara A
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,134 - $29,989
$28,492 - $31,407

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 (hp)
227 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SKYACTIV
2.5L SKYACTIV
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

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.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Standard
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Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Standard
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Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Not Available
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Standard
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Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/60HR18
P255/60HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.3 (in.)
115.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 (ft.)
38.8 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
77.5 (in.)
77.5 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4166 - 4361 (.lbs)
4166 - 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 Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 (.lbs)
350 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Blind Spot Monitoring Blind Spot Sensor
  • Smart Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Smart City Brake Support and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist System Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Keep Assist System Lane Departure Warning *
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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