As far as mid-life updates go, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 gets a fairly tame but genuinely important revision, which adds to its already impressive list of large SUV credentials.
Believe it or not, this is already the second update for the ‘new’ CX-9, and the tech-heavy focus of the changes here aims at improving and enhancing the standard offering, in what I would call crucial areas. Mazda’s stated aim is to deliver an even stronger value proposition in what continues to be an incredibly competitive segment. And as such, the Japanese manufacturer has added more value in terms of equipment than the shift upward in price would indicate.
You can read the pricing and specification guide for the full list of changes, but it’s worth revisiting some of them here.
First up, there’s a new model grade, taking the total to five, with the addition of the Azami LE. This more luxury-focused CX-9 will bring Nappa leather trim, real wood inlays, and a sense of quality at what Mazda reckons will be an affordable price – starting at $66,490 before on-road costs.