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Mazda CX-9 Australia

Mazda's large CX-9 SUV was renewed in 2016, and has been an immediate success for the Japanese brand.

The seven seater is one of the largest cars in the category starting at $45,920 for the CX-9 Sport (FWD) to $69,303 for the CX-9 Azami (AWD). The CX-9 originally launched in Australia in late 2007 as Mazda's first ever seven seat SUV, but was eventually overtaken in popularity by the brand's younger and smaller SUVs, the CX-3 and CX-5.

The current seven seat CX-9 is powered by the company's only turbocharged engine, a 2.5-litre four-cylinder unit built especially for the large SUV. It's also backed by a torque converter-equipped eight-speed automatic transmission, and comes in front- and all-wheel drive models.

Mazda CX-9 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mazda CX-9 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $45,920 and going to $69,303 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $45,920 $69,303
2019 SUV 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $38,790 $71,490
2018 SUV 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $30,000 $61,270
2017 SUV 2.5L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $30,826 $51,990
2016 SUV 3.7L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $20,600 $49,999
See All Mazda CX-9 Pricing and Specs

Mazda CX-9 Towing Capacity

The Mazda CX-9 has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2019 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2018 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2017 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
2016 SUV 2000kg 2000kg
See All Towing Capacity for Mazda CX-9

Mazda CX-9 Interior

The Mazda CX-9 is a sensible family car option, but it also has lots of luxury touches to its interiot that make you feel like you're driving something plush. There's a tidy dashboard with a tablet-style screen, lovely knobs and controls, quality trim and materials, and if you get one with leather you'll feel all the better. The images only tell part of the story - you need to sit in one.

Mazda CX-9 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mazda CX-9 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1747x1969x5075 mm 222 mm
2019 SUV 1747x1969x5075 mm 222 mm
2018 SUV 1747x1969x5075 mm 220 mm
2017 SUV 1747x1969x5075 mm 220 mm
2016 SUV 1747x1969x5075 mm 220 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda CX-9 Dimensions

Mazda CX-9 Colours

  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Soul Red Crystal
  • Titanium Flash
  • Jet Black
  • Machine Grey
  • Sonic Silver
  • Snowflake White Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Mazda CX-9 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda CX-9 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Mazda CX-9 2015: Broken seat heigh adjuster.

    This is a classic case of the dealer quoting you the factory price for the factory part. Which means the part will be brand-new and identical to the one that’s broken. The problem with parts like these is that they don’t tend to break very often, so there are no cheaper brands of replacement parts available.

    The first thing to do would be to try an independent workshop, maybe even a Mazda specialist, who is very likely to be able to carry out this job for considerably less money (and I agree; $2000-plus to replace a manual seat base in a five-year-old car is getting up there).

    Your second option is to do what older-car owners having been doing for decades and hit the wrecking yards. You’re looking for a crashed CX-9 which an undamaged seat base. Which, if it’s the same model and trim level, should bolt right in with few hassles. Make sure the replacement base you’ve found hasn’t been bent, twisted or otherwise damaged in the crash that led the car to the wrecking yard in the first place. But all things being equal, it would be a simple job for a competent mechanic and could save you many hundreds of dollars.

    To be honest, like you, I’m a bit surprised at the quoted price for a new seat base, given that the adjuster is a manual one and not electrically-powered, which should mean it’s a pretty simple device.

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  • What are the best 7-seat SUV's?

    A better option for someone with a tribe to transport would be a peoplemover, such as the Kia Carnival, Hyundai iMax, or VW Transporter. They’re made for that purpose and much more practical than an SUV.

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  • Does the Holden Acadia 2019 have enough space for three baby seats?

    The Acadia doesn’t boast a diesel engine, so economy could be an issue for your daughter; also it’s only a little longer than the Kia Sorento, so space could be another problem. A better choice would be the Mazda CX-9.

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  • Mazda CX-9 2009: Are there any recalls for this car?

    There is one and it’s an important one. It affects the Takata airbags in the car. To get more info call Mazda on 1800 931 024.

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See All Mazda CX-9 Q&As

Mazda CX-9 Fuel Consumption

The Mazda CX-9 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 8.4L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 8.4L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 8.4L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 8.4L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8.4L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.4L/100km 2.5L ULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mazda CX-9 Pricing and Specs for 2020

Mazda CX-9 Wheel Size

The Mazda CX-9 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 255x60 R18 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2019 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2018 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2017 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
2016 SUV 255x60 R18 18x8 inches 255x60 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mazda CX-9 Wheel Sizes