Mazda has announced official starting prices for the 2023 CX-9, along with few other changes to the three-row midsize SUV.
The CX-9 starts at $40,025, which includes Mazda’s $1,275 destination charge, for the Touring model. This is now the entry-level model for consumers to pick up, meaning the CX-9 Sport is no more.
All models are powered by a Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, outputting 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque on premium 93 gasoline; expect 227 horses and 310 lb-ft on regular 87. Either way, power is channeled to the standard all-wheel drive system through a six-speed automatic transmission. On the inside, Touring models come equipped with seating for six thanks to second-row captain’s chairs; upfront, a 10.25-inch infotainment display features Mazda Connect services with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Consumers will be able to pick from the Touring, Touring Plus, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring and Signature trims. Naturally, each one adds a little something extra into the mix, topping out at $49,735 for the Signature model. Standard on this model are heated second-row seats, Nappa leathers in the front two rows, a power liftgate and 20-inch wheels, among other features.
And for anyone still wondering about the Carbon Edition, these CX-9’s are finished in Ploymetal Gray paint with a contrasting red leather interior. Gloss black trim is used both inside and out, and LED lighting is used liberally across the cabin. Speaking of, a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters and a 7-inch gauge display are also included.
The 2023 Mazdas CX-9 is expected to reach dealerships this fall.