Mazda Drops Entry-Level CX-9 Sport For 2023, Crossover Now Starts $38,750
Mazda is revamping the CX-9 lineup for 2023 and buyers are in for some sticker shock as the crossover now starts at $38,750.
That’s a sizable jump from the old base price of $35,280 and the increase is largely due to the elimination of the entry-level Sport trim.
As a result, the 2023 CX-9 comes standard in a well-equipped Touring trim that features LED lighting units, privacy glass, and a power moonroof. The crossover also boasts a power liftgate and 18-inch alloy wheels with a gray metallic finish.
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Moving into the cabin, buyers will find six leather-wrapped seats with heating and power adjustment up front. Other highlights include a tri-zone automatic climate control system, a wireless smartphone charger, and a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The amenities don’t end there as other highlights include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry system with a push button ignition, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink. Buyers will also find a three month or 2GB Wi-Fi hotspot trial and three years of complimentary Mazda Connected Services.
Speaking of tech, the CX-9 has an assortment of standard driver assistance systems including Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Brake Support with collision warning, and Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection. They’re joined by Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.
The rest of the lineup appears to largely carryover, but prices have both declined and increased. The 2023 CX-9 Touring sees a $1,320 jump, while the CX-9 Touring Plus is now $160 cheaper. The Carbon Edition climbs $1,200 as does the Grand Touring variant. Lastly, there’s the range-topping CX-9 Signature, which begins at $48,460 for a $1,250 increase.
The 2023 Mazda CX-9 will arrive at U.S. dealerships this fall and all variants are powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops up to 250 hp (186 kW / 253 PS) and 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) of torque when running on premium. It’s connected to a six-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system.
Note: 2021 model shown and prices exclude a $1,275 destination and handling fee ($1,320 in Alaska)