2020 Mazda CX-9 Update: Features, Price, Release Date, and More

2020 Mazda CX-9 Update: Features, Price, Release Date, and More

Here are five big changes you’ll see on the updated three-row SUV


Mazda is now launching the 2020 CX-9 with many meaningful updates that should enhance its appeal with buyers. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is priced from $34,835 with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive adds $1,900.

Release date:

The Mazda CX-9 will hit showrooms in the fall of 2019.


Keep reading to learn the seven biggest changes coming to the 2020 Mazda CX-9.

Safety No Longer Comes Extra

Mazda’s i-Activsense driver assistance suite used to be an option on the base Sport trim. Now its safety features come with it standard in Mazda CX-9. That means you now get adaptive cruise control, an upgraded automatic emergency braking system, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert as standard equipment.

More Torque on the Good Stuff

When Mazda originally introduced its 2.5-liter turbo-four, a few years back, it made 250 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque on premium. For 2020, the engine has received an update and now makes 320 lb-ft on premium while retaining its 250-hp rating.

Captain’s Chairs for Added Comfort

You can still get a seven-seat version of the 2020 Mazda CX-9 if you stick with lower trims. The moment you go up to the range-topping Signature trim, the SUV becomes a six-seater thanks to newly standard second-row captain’s chairs. It’s the first time the Mazda CX-9 has offered them, and they’re only available on the pricier models.

Hands-Free Liftgate On Higher Trims

2020 Mazda CX-9 comes with a powerful liftgate with a hands-free option. Now, the updated 2020 Mazda CX-9 gets a hands-free liftgate standard on the Grand Touring and Signature grades.

Extra Assistance When Off The Beaten Path

Mazda has enhanced the traction control system on the refreshed 2020 Mazda CX-9 with the addition of Off-Road Traction Assist on all-wheel-drive models. This feature increases brake force on wheels without traction and allows wheels that still have traction to put down more torque, so the SUV can distribute power more evenly. G-Vectoring Control Plus, which first debuted on the 2019 Mazda CX-5, comes standard, smoothing out the ride and improving steering response.