2019 Mazda CX-9 Trim Comparison

2019 Mazda CX-9 Trim Comparison

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most attractive crossover SUVs on the market, and it’s one of the most fun to drive. Though the all-new CX-9 comes with plenty of great features that drivers love, you may have specific wants or needs for what comes in the vehicle, so you may be looking for some flexibility in configuring it. Fortunately, the Mazda CX-9 comes in four trim levels and offers a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive on three of those levels. You get plenty of options to ensure that you get the perfect Mazda CX-9 for you.

Here’s a closer look at what’s offered on the four trim levels for the 2019 Mazda CX-9:


Typically, the Sport trim is a specialty trim level on most models that has enhanced styling and performance for a sportier vibe. On the Mazda CX-9, the Sport is the base model, which should tell you where the car maker has put its priorities with this crossover.

The base model Mazda CX-9 comes with a 2.5-liter Inline 4 engine that puts out 227 horsepower for a zippy ride that doesn’t drain your gas budget. It gets an estimated combined fuel economy of 23 mpg. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and an auto-manual mode. Forward-wheel drive is standard, but you have the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive if you want that extra power.

Standard exterior features on the base model include black bodyside cladding, a chrome grille and chrome tip exhaust, a black rear bumper, a body-colored front bumper, roof rails, a rear lip spoiler, and power-folding turn signal-indicator mirrors.

Inside, you’re going to find comfortable seating for seven on cloth upholstery. The cabin has a high-end feel with a metal-look instrument panel, a leather-look shift knob, a leather steering wheel, and metal-look interior accents. The front seats have multiple points of adjustment, including height adjustment for the driver's seat. The rear seats recline, and the third seat folds flat for easy cargo storage.

The infotainment system is displayed on a 7.0-inch screen, and it provides smart device integration through Mazda Connect. The system includes speed-sensitive volume, steering wheel-mounted controls, and voice-activated radio. Other interior convenience features include power windows with front and rear one-touch down, integrated key remote, an emergency communication system, a proximity control, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and more.

You get advanced safety features with the base model CX-9, such as smart brake support for forward collision mitigation, an engine immobilizer, and electronic stability control with anti-roll. You even get a full spare tire.

The base model Mazda CX-9 comes loaded with attractive features, but you can upgrade to get even more features with the Power Driver Seat with i-Activsense package, which adds features like heated front seats and auto headlights.


On each of the successive trim levels for the Mazda CX-9, you get everything the previous trim offered plus a bit more. The Touring trim for the Mazda CX-9 comes with the same great powertrain you get on the base model, and it has the optional all-wheel drive, but it adds other features that make driving more fun.

Exterior upgrades include things like heated door mirrors and a power liftgate, which will make some things more convenient. Inside, you get the same great luxury design, but you get a few more features like floor storage, concealed cargo storage, rear armrest storage, and more.

The infotainment system gets an upgrade with a free, three-month trial of satellite radio and second-row LCD monitors. Additional convenience features on the Touring trim include distance pacing cruise control, a power cargo access remote release, a trunk auto-latch, a day-night rearview mirror, garage door transmitter, full floor console, dual-zone temperature control in the front, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

You can upgrade the Touring trim with the Touring Premium package, which adds a Bose premium audio system with 12 speakers, LED fog lights, a Mazda navigation system, and a power sliding glass moonroof with an interior sunshade.

Grand Touring

You get a lot of great upgrades on the Grand Touring level that improve the luxury feel of your ride. The exterior gets an upgrade with a chrome bodyside insert, a chrome rub strip on the rear bumper, wheel well moldings, and a chrome insert for the front bumper.

The interior is upgraded with leather upholstery, front and rear heated seats, heated seat backs for the front, ventilated seats in the front, and more points of adjustment for the seats. You and your passengers will enjoy maximum comfort at the Grand Touring level.

Convenience features also get an upgrade with the Grand Touring, with things like a sunshade, illuminated side visor mirrors in the front, a navigation system with voice activation, memory settings, a power glass tilting and sliding sunroof, and additional USB ports for charging devices. The entertainment system gets the luxury treatment with 12 Bose speakers, a 7.0-inch second-row monitor, and real-time weather display. Head restraints are also added on the second and third rows for added safety.


On the Signature trim, you get all the luxury features the Mazda CX-9 offers, and the focus is on performance as this trim offers only an all-wheel drive powertrain.

The interior has some subtle refinements, like real aluminum accents and a genuine wood and piano black console insert, and the passenger seats have more points of adjustment, including height. Convenience upgrades include advanced keyless entry and a heated steering wheel. You get the same great entertainment system, backed by an amplifier for improved sound.

Mazda offers all its best features on the CX-9 Signature so that you can get everything in one great package.

Choosing the Right Trim Level

The best way to know the right trim level for you is to try out the features in person. Visit Seacoast Mazda to take a test drive of the 2019 Mazda CX-3 and to check out the different trim levels in person. Our friendly associates will help you understand the differences between them and how they affect your driving experience to help you make the best choice for you.