Review: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD – Part 5

So I’ve come to the end of my week long review of the Mazda CX-9.  Key competitors include the Infiniti QX60, Acura MDX, Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Santa Fe XL, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Hylander could be considered competitors. But I really think that there are four reasons why the CX-9 in the Signature trim level beats all of them:

  • Fuel economy is better in the CX-9 than in any of those vehicles.
  • The torque of the engine is better in the CX-9 than in any of those vehicles.
  • In my opinion, the exterior of the CX-9 looks better than any of those vehicles.
  • It has the best implementation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that I have ever seen.
  • It has the best interior that I have seen in a car or SUV lately. One look and you’ll be impressed.

My final fuel economy was 11.7 L/100KM’s which I got in a mix of city roads and highways, not to mention a lot of rush hour traffic. I am pretty sure that in more favorable traffic conditions I could have done better. But I will take this fuel economy as that is a great for a vehicle of this size.

Now the CX-9 Signature goes for $51,500 before freight and taxes. But you can get a CX-9 for $36,700. One thing that I should mention is that the price is up slightly over the 2018 model, but you get a lot of content tossed into the mix for that price increase. That makes it a good value for anyone looking for a 7 passenger SUV. If that’s you, this is one SUV that you need to take a serious look at because quite frankly, Mazda has a winner in the form of the CX-9, and anything that competes against it is going to look like an also ran.

2 Responses to “Review: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD – Part 5”

  1. Richard Pearce Says:

    I’ve just traded my 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0T Ultimate for a 2019 Ultimate, I liked it so much. It’s a very hard car to beat at the price. The only thing that I can see that the Ultimate doesn’t have that is on the CX-9 is a ‘walk away door lock’; not quite a deal killer.
    The Ultimate cost $45k. which is a LOT less than the CX-9 at $51.5k!

    • It will be interesting to see if I have the same reaction as I am getting a Santa Fe to review on Monday and I will will have a review online a week later. Thanks for your feedback.

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