Pricing is out for the new 2016 Mazda CX-9. It’ll start at $32,420 (which includes destination charges) for the base CX-9 Sport and stretch up to just under $45,000 for the top of the line CX-9 Signature model.
It’s the first major redesign of the midsize, three-row crossover since it was introduced in 2007.
Standard equipment on the base 2016 CX-9 includes LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch wheels and a rear-view camera.
CX-9 Touring adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, HomeLink garage door openers, black- or sand-colored leather seating surfaces, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry System, a power liftgate, power front seats, and an eight-inch MAZDA CONNECT touchscreen display.
The top of the line CX-9 Signature adds Auburn-colored Nappa leather, rosewood cabin trim and LED accent lighting. The Signature gets Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, a system that uses 27 sensors, measuring conditions more than 200 times per second to determine how to allocate power to each wheel as to minimize ever feeling the wheels slip.
The Grand Touring model builds upon the Sport and Touring trim levels with Adaptive Front-lighting System, 20-inch wheels, aluminum interior trim, Mazda’s first Active Driving Display that projects instrument and navigation information onto the windshield, high-beam control, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Smart Brake Support, roof rails and memory settings on the driver’s seat.
All models comes with Mazda’s new turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine under the hood. It’s good for 250 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
For a couple hundred more bucks you can opt for Snowflake White Pearl, Soul Red Metallic or Machine Gray Metallic paint.
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 goes on sale in late spring.