When Mazda released the 2020 year edition of its flagship model CX-9, the world was eager to know what this newly edited crossover SUV had to offer. As soon as the first batch of buyers all over the world shared their experiences, the sales record of this model started ascending in a steep upward journey, making others get curious to know more about it, out of which many ended up driving it home.
When we got the opportunity to explore the 2020 Mazda CX-9 model series at the showroom of San Luis Obispo Mazda dealership, we couldn’t let go of the opportunity to take a test drive to know in and out of this Mazda crossover.
Our First Impression
Our test drive experience brought us back with a realization that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is more about keeping the drivers engaged and glued to the drive rather than pampering the passengers.
To look at, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 appeared to us as one of the most stylized crossover SUV we have ever seen in this segment. When we entered its cabin we were equally impressed by cabin layout and comfort level, that only increased with each moment we spent in it. Mazda surely has done a lot of brainwork to maximize the space and comfort level inside each of the 2020 CX-9 models, all of which were able to make room for seven adult passengers. Here we wanted to mention that it is also the credit of its handling prowess, that left the occupants with a peace of mind to enjoy the luxurious ambience inside where everyone will love to spend some more time. For that credit should also be given to the composition of materials that are used to make the attractive design feel good on the skin as well.
Trim Levels for the 2020 Model Year Edition
For the year 2020, Mazda dressed up the CX-9 series in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trim levels, that goes on increasing the levels of comfort in equal ratio of the price tag. Even the performance gets better as you climb higher the trim stairs.
At the Base, the powertrain sees a 2.5-liter turbo-4 engine in tune with a 6-speed automatic transmission taking charge of the vehicle with its 250-horsepower which is quite reasonable for this midsized crossover.
With this powertrain combination working under the hood, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 rides with composure while the one who sits behind the wheels enjoy the quick responsive handling components.
On the Safety Side
Mazda declared the standardization of a new suite of active safety features for this year on all CX-9 models to ensure they will prevent a collision at possible ways. The package includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and rear cross-traffic alerts.
This was not only applauded by the users and buyers but also by the IIHS who selected the 2020 Mazda CX-9 as their Top Safety Pick+, informed the Mazda dealer near San Luis Obispo.