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Mazda Adds 5 New Things to the 2020 CX-9 Including Heated Captain’s Chairs

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Mazda’s biggest SUV is still in its 2nd-generation but gets 5 big changes for 2020. The updated CX-9 starts at $33,790 ($39,900 in Canada) arriving in Fall.

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature Review

by Russell Purcell at TractionLife.com

The CX-9 3-row utility is Mazda’s largest offering. The 2nd-gen model arrived for 2016 and soldiers on in 2019. But is the top-end Signature model worth it?

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Arrives in September with Retuned Suspension & Improved Cabin

by TractionLife.com

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover release date set for September. Expect some more standards on higher trims and an updated suspension.

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New Mazda CX-9 Lighter, Roomier, Less Thirsty

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Last year at the LA Auto Show, Mazda unveiled their new baby-ute, the CX-3 and also gave the larger CX-5 and Mazda6 design refreshes and now for the 2015 edition of the LA Auto Show they complete their crossover makeover by giving the CX-9 the overdue refresh with their KODO design. When I saw the CX-9 with the updated KODO design language for the first time, all I see is skeptical dog (google it if you don’t know). I guess the design doesn’t translate well into a full sized, three-row crossover. The CX-3 and CX-5 both look great, but I’m undecided on the CX-9.

This update wasn’t limited to just bringing over the new design language to the CX-9, Mazda made quite a few changes. For starters, the new CX-9 is just over an inch shorter than the outgoing model, but the wheelbase has been extended by over 2 inches resulting in much more room in the rear. The tapered fenders and shorter overhangs both in the front (2.3 inches) and in the back (1 inch) give the appearance of a wider more aggressively looking vehicle. The paintjob you see in our pictures, Machine Grey, is the newest color choice available for the CX-9.

Under the hood, Mazda has done what every manufacturer has done in recent memory and have chosen to go with a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder instead of a V6. What’s new however is what Mazda calls a “Dynamic Pressure Turbo”, the world’s first turbocharger with the ability to vary the degree of exhaust pulsation depending on engine RPM. At low RPMs exhaust gases are routed through a smaller outlet allowing the turbo to spool quicker creating instant boost up to 17.4 psi. At higher RPMs, exhaust gases are routed through larger valves allowing more exhaust gas to pass through the turbo. Just think of a garden hose when you put your finger over the end. The end result? 310 lb-ft of torque at just 2000 RPM and 227 horsepower at 5000 RPM on 87 octane fuel. Fill up with 93 octane premium and that figure jumps to 250 horsepower.

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