The CX-9 is Mazda’s oldest model that is still in production today. It has been around since the end of 2005 and in the meantime it didn’t change all that much even though it received a couple of updates in 2010 and 2013. The 2015 Mazda CX-9 has actually been launched in November 2014 and it is expected to hit the dealers by the start of 2015. It did receive a few upgrades and updates both to its interior and exterior but it is pretty much the same car as before. As far as we know, it will feature the same engine and transmission as the older model but it will get improvements to the suspension system as well as to its looks.
2015 Mazda CX-9 Price
The price of the 2015 Mazda CX-9 however will remain unchanged, so expect it to cost no more than $30,000 for a base car which is quite a fair price for one of the best seven seats crossovers on the market. Take into account though that the third row of seats is an option which will cost a bit more over the acquisition price.
2015 Mazda CX-9 chassis and suspension system received a tweak which Mazda say that it will make the car feel a lot better, especially a bumpy roads. This was always a problem because it was quite stiff and when equipped with the 20 inch wheels it was really uncomfortable. This update is going to make it more comfortable without taking from the sportiness of the car which define it.
Engine wise, 2015 Mazda CX-9 will be equipped with the same 3.7 liter V6 as before which has been around since 2008. It will provide up to 274 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and together with the 6 speed automatic, the car won’t disappoint in terms of performance for sure. There is a problem with it though and that it isn’t the most fuel efficient crossover out there. The front wheel drive model will struggle to get more than 20 MPG on average while the four wheel drive version will barely get 18 MPG which is quite low.
The good part about it though is that the car feels snappy and with the great suspension system, it will drive not only better than a full size crossover but on par with the smaller cars which is a tough achievement to get.
There are plans to give it in the future a new engine but this might end up arriving all the way in 2018 when a complete makeover of the car is due. Until then though, this old Ford V6 will have to do.
On the interior the 2015 Mazda CX-9 is just the way it used to be, and that is comfortable and luxurious. Considering its price, even the most basic model will come with dual zone automatic climate control system, steering wheel controls for some of the functions of the audio system, electric front seats, a TFT screen which shows different information about the car as well as acts as an infotainment system and also a very good fabric for the upholstery which not only is very durable but also very soft. The higher end models will also feature navigation and leather upholstery as well as an optional third row of seats in which case the luggage space will shrink to a bare minimum. The good part is that the space on that row of seats is more than adequate for two full grown adults which is not something we can say about its competitors.
2015 Mazda CX-9 exterior on the other hand will remain mostly unchanged with a few minor updates to the front of the car which are supposed to bring it closer to the rest of the range.