Mazda CX-9 Owner's Manuals
The 2023 Mazda CX-9 is a midsize SUV with three rows of seats and is currently the largest in the automaker’s lineup, standing even higher than the recently introduced Mazda CX-50. An all-new three-row crossover, dubbed the CX-90, is just around the corner, which could mean the CX-9’s days are numbered. But at least in 2023, the CX-9 is still on trend.
This year, the CX-9 has undergone only minor changes. The most significant of these is that the base Sport package is no longer available. In addition, updates over the past few years, such as standard all-wheel drive and an upgraded infotainment system, have done much to keep it from crushing to the delight of the competition.
Nearly every major automaker has SUVs in this class, so it takes a lot of effort to make a product stand out. Some car enthusiasts include the Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Honda Pilot, and Volkswagen Atlas “on the list.” If you don’t need a third row (and the CX-9 has one of the least spacious third rows), the new Mazda CX-50 looks and feels a bit more modern than the aging CX-9. But no other three-row car looks and feels like the CX-9. It’s certainly sporty, but it’s also quiet and comfortable on the road, further enhancing the feeling of luxury, opulence and refinement.