Product Overview

Distinction in Design

The purity and simplicity of Japanese aesthetics come to breathtaking life in this premium expression of KODO design language. CX-9's interior is a finely-honed statement of premium design and quality: its range of superior, genuine materials such as aluminium comes together to create an atmosphere of style and sophistication that satisfies all the sense.

Distinction in Dynamics

CX-9 is a premium SUV, meaning it's the ideal answer to all your family's motoring needs. But it's also a Mazda, meaning it's engineered to completely satisfy your desire for exhilarating and responsive driving.

Distinction in daily life

CX-9 is all about making life richer and more rewarding. So, it's designed to make everything you do easier, more satisfying and just plain more enjoyable.

Distinction in Communication

Complete and intutive communication between you and the car. Real-time communication with the world when you're on the road. That's what Mazda's advanced Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and MZD CONNECT internet connectivity offer you. And now Mazda has extended the HMI to include even your driving position to further enhance the Jinba-ittai experience. From your command position behind the wheel you have a panoramic view of the road, with all instruments and controls ideally placed to allow you to focus on careful and enjoyable driving.

Mazda Proactive Safety

Mazda's Proactiv Safety philosphy is firmly grounded in a belief in the driver's abilities, aiming to support safer driving while maintaining all the fun of the road. Safer driving demands early recognition of potential hazards, good judgement and appropriate action, and Mazda works to support these essential functions so you can drive more safely and with peace of mind despite changing driving conditions. First is an optimum driver environment with good visibility, well-positioned controls, easy-to-read instruments and minimal distractions.

Skyactiv Technology


This all-new turbo-charged engine is developed specifically for CX-9 to give relaxed yet powerful torque of a 4.0-litre V8 while achieving best-in-class listed and real-world fuel economy. Displacing just 2.5 litres, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T is a showcase of advanced Mazda technology dedicated to maximizing fuel economy along with outstanding dynamic performance, particularly in the low-to mid-rpm range most drivers use most of the time.

Horsepower:  hp  |  Torque:  Nm


This six-speed automatic tranmission combines the smooth operation of a conventional automatic with the fast shifting of a twin-clutch gearbox. Lockup is extended to the nearly 90% for the solid feel of a manual transmission.


Innovation in structure, construction and materials make CX-9 lighter, safer and more rigid. Straight structural members, a continuous framework and extensive use of high-tensile steel achieve the contradictory requirement of lighter weight and greater collision-resistance, particularly in the occupant's area.


To deliver sporty Jinba-ittai driving, CX-9 features strut geometry at the front and a multi-link layout at the rear, specifically tuned to the requirements of an SUV of this size. Electric Power Assist Steering provides comfortable, responsive operation with positive feedback.


Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

BSM uses 24GHz quasi-milliwave radar sensors to detect vehicles in the blind spots behind and to the side, and using a turn signal while BSM detects a vehicle triggers visual and audio warnings.

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

RCTA uses the same sensors like BSM to alert the driver when it detects vehicles approaching from either side during reversing operations.

Smart Brake Support (SBS)

It uses milliwave radar to detect and measure the distance to a preceding vehicle. When the system judges CX-9 is closing too fast it first warns of danger, and if no action is taken, it then begins to apply the brakes. Works at speed between 15 and 145km/h.

Adaptive LED Headlights

ALH offers the driver greater support for recognizing potential hazards when driving at night. The system improves night visibility and helps the driver avoid hazardous situations by combining the use of Glare-free High Beam (featuring an adjustable illumination range) and Wide-range Low Beam.

Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)

A forward sensing camera detects lane markings and assists the steering to keep you in lane. The system also alerts you when it judges an unintended lane departure is imminent by vibrating the steering wheel or with an audible alarm. When the system determines lane departure is intentional (use of turn signals etc.) no warning are given. The system operates at speeds above approximately 60km/h.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

LDWS senses lane marking on the road surface. When the system predicts departure from the lane it issues an audible warning similar to the noise a car makes when it runs onto a rumble strip to prompt timely steering corrections. The system assesses driver inputs such as use of the turm signals to weed out false alarms.


LED Headlamps

The grille's signature wings flow into beautiful, compact LED headlamps that curve and extend deep into the front fenders. The intricate design and masterfully executed details of these 'eyes' of CX-9 draw the onlooker in.

LED Taillights

The LED taillights echo the headlamps design theme, featuring a strong horizontal layout that wraps around the body to emphasize CX-9's presense. The prominent circular element functions as a focal point for the whole design.

Steering Wheel

The steering wheel features narrower spokes and a redesigned rim with varying cross-section to better fit the hands and give a confident grip for sporty driving.

Sound System

The BOSE® premium sound system features 12 speakers, most with extended bass range, allowing better crossover points for a flatter frequency response. The result is accurate reproduction of music from the highest treble to the lowest bass tones.

Navigation System

The navigation system displays your current location and your route on the windscreen via Active Driving Display and also on the centre display. Data is provided on an optional SD card.

Back-up Monitor System

The back-up monitor system features a wide-angle camera to give you a clear and comprehensive view around the rear of CX-9 when reversing, further enhancing safety.

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Exterior Body Colors

Interior Colors

* Exterior / interior colors shown in the above pictures may differ on the screen from the actual model color.

Machine Grey Metallic

The Machine Grey Metallic body colour was developed as part of Mazda's unique TAKUMI-NURI (TAKUMI: master craftman, NURI: painting) painting technology, like the brand colour Soul Red Metallic. It achieves an unprecedented combination of colour, highlights, shade and depth to emphasize the dynamic body shape of KODO design, and makes CX-9 look as though it were carved from a single ingot of steel.

Dimensions and Specifications

Overall length 5,075 mm
Overall width (without wheel arch mouldings) 1,960 mm
Overall height 1,747 mm
Wheelbase 2,930 mm
Tread (Front & Rear) 1,663 mm
Ground clearance (between axles) Unladen 222 mm
Minimum turning radius (kerb-to-kerb) 5.9 m

Grade 3
Grade 2
Grade 1
Engine Type In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve,
In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve,
In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve,
Displacement 2,488 cc 2,488 cc 2,488 cc
Maximum output - hp/rpm 230 / 5,000 230 / 5,000 230 / 5,000
Maximum torque - Nm/rpm 420 / 2,000 420 / 2,000 420 / 2,000
Top speed (With limiter) 210 km/h 210 km/h 210 km/h
Recommended fuel type 91 91 91
Fuel tank capacity 72 Litre 74 Litre 74 Litre
Gross vehicle weight 2,538 kg 2,608 kg 2,608 kg
Push Button Start Available Available Available
Transmission type 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Steering type Rack and pinion Rack and pinion Rack and pinion
Power steering type Electric Power-Assisted Steering Electric Power-Assisted Steering Electric Power-Assisted Steering
Suspension - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson strut MacPherson strut
Suspension - Rear Multi-link Multi-link Multi-link
Brakes - Front Ventilated discs Ventilated discs Ventilated discs
Brakes - Rear Solid discs Solid discs Solid discs
Tyres & wheels 18 inch silver aluminium wheels 18 inch bright aluminium wheels 20 inch bright aluminium wheels
Front wipers Intermittent Timing adjustable with rain sensor Timing adjustable with rain sensor
LED front fog lamps - Available Available
LED rear combination lamps - - Available
Rear fog lamp Available Available Available
Front & rear bumper mouldings - - Available
Side garnish - - Available
Power liftgate - - Available
Antenna Shark-fin type Available Available Available
Sunroof - Available Available
Leather steering wheel Available Available Available
Interior mirror (Day/night, automatic) - - Available
Audio system AM/FM (ETR) radio, AUX jack, USB port AM/FM (ETR) radio, AUX jack, USB port AM/FM (ETR) radio, AUX jack, USB port
  7-inch centre display, commander control, 6 speakers 8-inch centre display, commander control, 6 speakers 8-inch centre display, commander control, Bose┬« sound system
with 12 speakers
Active Driving Display (On windscreen) - - Available
Navigation system - Available Available
Bluetooth® hands-free system Available Available Available
Back-up monitor Optional Available Available
Front & rear air conditioners Full-automatic Full-automatic Full-automatic
Seat upholstery Cloth Leather Leather
Front seats Adjustable head restraints Adjustable head restraints Adjustable head restraints
- Power lift (driver's side), slide & reclining (both sides) Power lift (driver's side), slide & reclining (both sides)
- - Power adjustment memory (driver's side)
- Power lumbar support (driver's side) Power lumbar support (driver's side)
- Heater (both sides) Heater (both sides)
2nd-row seat Adjustable head restraints Adjustable head restraints Adjustable head restraints
Fore-aft slide Fore-aft slide Fore-aft slide
60:40-split fold-down mechanism 60:40-split fold-down mechanism 60:40-split fold-down mechanism
- Folding centre armrest with cup holders, storage bin & USB port Folding centre armrest with cup holders, storage bin & USB port
3rd-row seat Adjustable head restraints Adjustable head restraints Adjustable head restraints
50:50-split fold-down mechanism 50:50-split fold-down mechanism 50:50-split fold-down mechanism
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Available Available Available
Traction Control System (TCS) Available Available Available
Adaptive LED Headlights (ALH) - - Available
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) - - Available
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) - - Available
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) - - Available
Lane Deaprture Warning System (LDWS) - - Available
Smart Brake Support (SBS) - - Available
Parking sensors (4) - Front - - Available
Parking sensors (4) - Rear Available Available Available
Rear camera Available Available Available
Airbags - Front Available Available Available
Airbags - Curtain & side Available Available Available