The model is mostly unchanged over the 2022 version
The CX-9 will continue to be offered in five trim levels
The first units of the 2023 model will arrive on sale this fall
Mazda Canada announced the 2023 CX-9, which will remain unchanged from the 2022 model apart from a $600 increase in its starting price.
This means that the largest SUV offered by Mazda dealers will now start at $41,550 for the entry-level GS model while the top-of-the-line Signature will go for $53,550, an increase of $700.
These new prices are mostly due to inflation since they are not caused by additional features. Indeed, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 keeps the same five trim levels and the same number of standard and available features.
Starting from the bottom of the range, the GS is equipped with most of the brand’s i-Activsense driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keeping assist.
In addition, the CX-9 GS comes standard with a push-button start system, rain-sensing wipers, and a three-zone automatic climate control system. Like all 2023 Mazda CX-9, it also comes with a two-year free trial of Mazda connected services and a 10.25-inch touch screen to control the infotainment system, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For $45,300, the 2023 Mazda CX-9 GS-L adds leather upholstery, a power passenger’s seat, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, the keyless entry and start system, a wireless phone charger, the power liftgate, and 20-inch alloy wheels. An additional $500 replaces the second-row bench seat with two captain’s chairs.
The GT model comes standard with all of the same equipment in addition to power-folding exterior mirrors, signature LED lights in front and rear, a hands-free function for the power liftgate, ventilated front seats with memory settings for the driver, the navigation system, the Bose premium sound system, rear collision warning with brake support, the 360-degree cameras, the Driver Attention Alert, and the heads-up display, for a price of $50,550. Again, rear captain’s seats can be added for an additional $500.
The $52,150 Kuro Edition comes standard with the captain’s chairs, as well as a number of gloss-black accents on the outside to complement the black or dark grey paint colors. Inside, the seats are upholstered in Garnet red leather while the dashboard receives aluminum trim.
At the top of the CX-9 lineup in 2023 is the Signature trim level. This model offered at $53,550, benefits from all of the aforementioned features and it adds Nappa leather upholstery in a choice of white or brown, a second-row center console, rosewood accents throughout the interior, a specific grille with LED accents, and grey 20-inch alloy wheels.
Every 2023 Mazda CX-9 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque when using 93 octane fuel or 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft when using 87 octane.
This power is distributed to all four wheels via the standard i-Activ all-wheel drive system with G-Vectoring Control and Off-Road Traction Assist.
Mazda says to expect the first units of the 2023 CX-9 in its Canadian showrooms in the fall of 2022.