And available second-row captain’s chairs? Aye-aye, says Mazda.
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 receives a doozy of a price increase for the new model year, but thankfully, there’s extra standard gear present to at least present a value proposition.
Meandering around a 2020 CX-9 and stumbling upon the window sticker will reveal a base price of $34,835, which jumps $1,510 from the 2019 model year. All prices include a mandatory $1,045 destination charge. The extra cash needed to put a CX-9 in the garage does reward owners with standard heated front seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Mazda’s suite of active safety technology and a power driver’s seat with lumbar support.
If this gear intrigues you, the $1,510 extra isn’t so bad. Do keep in mind all-wheel drive is a $1,900 option on all trims save for the range-topping Signature model.
What you won’t find on a base CX-9 is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. That’s unlocked in the Touring trim, which starts at $36,655. That’s only $280 more than last year and still includes leather-trimmed seats and a power liftgate. The Touring trim also gets Mazda’s fancy new keyless entry and start system, plus power function for the second-row seats to slide and tilt them.