The CX-9 earned a "Good" rating in IIHS' new side impact test.

The CX-9 earned a "Good" rating in IIHS' new side impact test. 

Photo: Mazda North American Operations

Mazda announced package information and pricing for its 2023-MY three-row midsize crossover SUV, the CX-9.

A Sport model was not included in the lineup announcement for 2023, which was its lowest-priced model in 2022. The base Touring model's MSRP comes in $1,320 above the 2022 price.

The vehicle will continue to feature standard i-Activ AWD, enhancing driving dynamics, handling, and vehicle control, Mazda said. Additionally, the CX-9 is one of the first vehicles in its class to earn a Good rating in IIHS's new, tougher side impact test. The design and safety features that contributed to these results have been carried over to the 2023 model year as standard features.

2023 Mazda CX-9 MSRP

Model MSRP
CX-9 Touring $38,750
CX-9 Touring Plus $41,500
CX-9 Carbon Edition


CX-9 Grand Touring $45,640
CX-9 Signature



CX-9 Touring Details

The new standard 2023 CX-9 Touring model provides seating for six with second-row captain's chairs and a center pass-through. The second-row slide and tilt function allow for easier access to the third row. Other newly standard features include black or sand color leather seating, power moonroof, LED fog lights, and wireless phone charger.

As standard, all CX-9 models are powered by the Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with manual and sport modes. The CX-9 delivers 250 horsepower and a robust 320 lb-ft of torque with premium 93 octane fuel, and 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular 87 octane fuel. Mazda's unique i-Activ AWD system continuously monitors weight distribution and shifts power to the appropriate wheels for optimum performance, providing drivers a near instant response to inputs. In addition, all CX-9 models are equipped with G-Vectoring Control Plus and Off-Road Traction Assist.

The CX-9 is equipped with an array of standard i-Activsense driver assist safety features including Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Smart Brake Support with collision warning, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist.

Every CX-9 model includes complimentary Mazda Connected Services for three years and in-car Wi-Fi hotspot for three-months or 2GB trial. Its interior has a 10.25" full-color center display with the Mazda Connect infotainment system.

Other standard features include heated front seats, push button start, power liftgate, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, leather-wrapped shifter and steering wheel with mounted audio, Bluetooth, and cruise control buttons, front and second-row dual USB inputs, six-speaker sound system, three-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power driver's seat and lumbar support, six-way power front passenger's seat, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels finished in gray metallic, electronic parking brake, rearview camera, rear side and liftgate window privacy glass, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet