2019 Mazda CX-9: Should You Wait?
The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is a phenomenal SUV, but Mazda is always improving its vehicles. Now that we’re halfway through the year, should you wait for the 2019 model? Or should you pick up the current version and start enjoying it now? We can begin to answer these questions, even though details about next year’s model haven’t all been released.
Should you wait for the 2019 Mazda CX-9 or buy now?
When you’re shopping for a new vehicle during mid-year, it can be tough to decide whether to buy immediately or wait for the upcoming model. Knowing what’s available now – and what the next year has in store – will help you make that choice.
The 2018 Mazda CX-9
For 2018, the Mazda CX-9 took home AJAC’s award for Best Large Utility vehicle in Canada. It earned this accolade through exceptional craftsmanship and premium quality. The current model is available in four trim levels: GS, GS-L, GT, and Signature.
Outside, the fine vehicle embodies Mazda’s KODO “Soul of Motion” design philosophy. It sits on muscular haunches and puts forth a prominent front grille. Meanwhile, the cabin boasts 3rd-row seating and room for up to seven passengers. Signature models come equipped with luxuries like Nappa leather and genuine rosewood trim.
The CX-9 has always been a driver’s machine, and the current version is no exception. Propulsion comes from a 2.5L SKYACTIV-G 2.5L turbocharged engine making 227 hp and 310 lb-ft. Power flows through a 6-speed automatic transmission to the available i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system. Behind the scenes, SKYACTIV‑VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G‑Vectoring Control (GVC) works to provide precise handling and an exceptional ride.
One of the SUV’s greatest strengths is its ability to deliver cutting-edge technology at an affordable price. Key features include the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system and available Bose Premium audio.
There’s no shortage of advanced safety features, either. The latest driver assistance technology comes bundled into the i‑ACTIVSENSE safety suite. Highlights include Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Smart City Brake Support. In addition, there’s Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane-keep Assist, and Adaptive Front-lighting.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9
Although there were rumors Mazda might drop a diesel engine in the 2019 CX-9, that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, there aren’t many changes forecast for the upcoming model year. The class-leading, mid-size SUV will continue to dominate the competition with a perfect blend of value, performance, and prestige.
Sources anticipate a revised version of the CX-9 will roll out around 2020. For now, production of the 2019 variant is slated to being in July with an estimated release date of September.
The current Mazda CX-9 is an exceptional vehicle you shouldn’t wait to experience. Since next year doesn’t promise any significant changes, your best bet would be to buy the 2018 model right now. Especially since, with seating for seven, the CX-9 is perfect for summer family road trips. Visit Yarmouth Mazda today for a test drive and to a gear up for your next adventure.