A second-generation model of this excellent crossover came last year, so we are pretty sure that 2018 Mazda CX-9 will come without bigger changes. After more than ten years of production, this amazing mid-size three-row crossover continues to increases its domination even more. Original model came in 2006. After nine years of production, we finally saw a redesign, and this model is now even better. Compared to the competition, it offers so many benefits. It features excellent build quality, best fuel economy in class, plenty of power, and definitely the best styling in class. For the next year, we don’t expect bigger changes. The 2018 CX-9 should continue with the pretty much same characteristics and we expect its arrival somewhere late in the year.
2018 Mazda CX-9 trim levels
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 will continue in the same four trim levels. Those are Sport, Touring, Grand Touring and Signature. The Sport model comes with standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, cruise control, keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel etc. It also comes with many hi-tech features like a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, Mazda’s Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch display and a six-speaker sound system with HD radio etc. The next one is Touring, which adds standard features like an eight-way power adjustable driver seat, 8-inch touchscreen, power liftgate etc. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 comes with standard features like 20-inch wheels, roof rails, a sunroof, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, rear parking sensors, frontal collision warnings and mitigation, a head-up display, premium Bose 12-speaker audio system etc. The Signature adds premium leather upholstery and a rosewood interior trim.
2018 Mazda CX-9 engine
When it comes to powertrain, 2018 Mazda CX-9 will continue in the same way. It will feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. If you use a premium fuel, total power increases to 250 horses, but torque remains the same. Transmission is a six-speed automatic. When it comes to fuel economy, 2018 Mazda CX-9 is one of the leaders in the class. A front-wheel drive is good for about 25, while AWD goes around 23 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
2018 Mazda CX-9 release date and price
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 should arrive late in the year. Depending on equipment, it will go in a price range between 32.500 and 45.000 dollars.