In case you’re choosing the 2019 Mazda CX-9 over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip proper to the 2019 Mazda CX-9. You get a a lot better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Mazda CX-9 occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mazda CX-9 offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2019 Mazda CX-9, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Mazda CX-9’s ride and driving expertise start to fall according to extra modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might suggest testing the 2019 Mazda CX-9’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it is throughout a more refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra price. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mazda CX-9 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Mazda CX-9 additionally affords power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mazda CX-9 recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mazda CX-9, which pushes the 2019 Mazda CX-9 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.