Riverside Area Mazda Drivers 2019 Mazda CX-9 Quick Look

If you need to transport lots of kids and cargo, a three-row crossover is the perfect vehicle. But most crossovers don’t provide particularly engaging driving dynamics. One exception is the 2019 Mazda CX-9. This midsize SUV seats seven passengers, offering all the space you’ll need. At the same time, the CX-9 is fun to drive. When you visit a dealer like the Mazda dealerships near Riverside, you’ll find the CX-9 has plenty of curb appeal, with attractive styling unmatched by rivals.

Another reason that customers of the Riverside area Mazda dealers appreciate the Mazda CX-9 is its high-quality interior. Step up to the top-of-the-line Signature trim and you’ll experience a level of luxury that surpasses some luxury crossover models. Buyers will be treated to a long list of tech features. These are a few of the reasons Car and Driver named the 2019 Mazda CX-9 one of its 10Best Trucks and SUVs for 2019.

The Mazda CX-9 Is Beyond Ordinary

The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book wrote: “The 2019 Mazda CX-9 goes beyond the ordinary 7-passenger, 3-row family hauler, offering a seductive exterior, luxurious interior and dynamic handling rarely found in an SUV of this size. More upscale than a Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander, the CX-9 looks like a high-end luxury vehicle, and its interior, especially the Signature trim...”

Buyers can get the 2019 Mazda CX-9 in one of four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the Signature, which comes with all-wheel drive. Under the hood of the CX-9 sits a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that puts out 227 horsepower (250 hp with premium gasoline) and 310 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

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Excellent Fuel Economy With Roomy Interior

As you would expect with a Mazda vehicle, the 2019 CX-9 gets excellent fuel economy. Front-wheel-drive models get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway.* Those figures drop slightly to 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

The CX-9 has a roomy interior with seats that are supportive and comfortable, even on longer trips. Second-row passengers have lots of legroom to stretch out. There’s plenty of space to stow and transport cargo, with a total of 38.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded and 14.4 cubic feet behind the third row.

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The base Sport trim comes loaded with features, including 18-inch alloy wheels, power windows, power door locks, a steering wheel and shift knob wrapped in leather, power mirrors, cloth seats, air conditioning with three zones, auto-off LED headlights, remote keyless entry, rear privacy glass and a rearview camera. Tech features that come standard include an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, Smart City Brake Support and dual USB ports.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 has outstanding safety scores. The IIHS gave the 2019 CX-9 its highest marks of Good in all crash tests and named the model one of its Top Safety Picks. The NHTSA gave the CX-9 five-out-of-five stars in overall crash testing.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.