Even the base Sport is nicely equipped, with three rows of seating for up to seven passengers, 3-zone automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power operated heated front seats, push-button start, Mazda Connect infotainment system with a 10.25-inch color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rearview camera, and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The exterior of the CX-9 is highlighted by 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED taillights, heated mirrors, LED interior ambient lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers, rear spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets. Safety features include an active lane departure system, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, rear-cross traffic alert, brake support and blind spot monitoring.
The Touring adds proximity keyless entry and start, power tailgate with programmable height adjustment, leather seating, power passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rear USB ports. An available Premium Package brings LED fog lights, power moonroof, front and rear parking sensors, Bose 12-speaker stereo surround sound system, 2nd row retractable window sunshades, 3rd row USB port, and wireless phone charger.
The new Touring Plus trim gets everything from the Touring Premium package plus 20-inch black aluminum wheels, roof rails, ventilated front seats, and driver's seat memory.
The Carbon Edition adds exclusive gray paint, red interior upholstery, adaptive headlights, windshield wiper de-icer, heated steering wheel, 2nd row captain chairs, power folding exterior mirrors, wireless charging pad, heated rear seats, and rear automatic braking.
Stepping up to the Grand Touring the cosmetic changes in the Carbon Edition are no longer available, but it gains head-up display, navigation with voice activation, 360-degree view monitor, driver attention alert, and traffic sign recognition.
Finally, the top-of-the-line CX-9 Signature brings an exclusive grille with LED accent lighting, Napa leather seating and trim with rosewood inlays, and captain chairs with center console.