The starting price of the updated 2013 Mazda CX-9 in the U.S. is $30,580 (which includes a destination cost of $795), higher than the $30,520 starting price of last year’s model. The 2013 Mazda CX-9, which was previewed in Sydney, uses new sheetmetal so that it could be brought in line with Kodo design language that the other models of the brand uses.
The changes to its looks include a new front grille with a big chrome strip and the exhaust tips change from trapezoids to circles. Meanwhile, Zeal Red and Meteor Gray have been added to the color palette. It is equipped with a 5.8-inch multi-information display (MID) as standard. Its Bluetooth interface was updated to have improved control of streaming music as well as gain the ability to display text messages on the MID and permit drivers to touch in order to send some pre-set replies.
No revisions were made under the hood so all the Mazda CX-9 versions are powered by a 273-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive models have a fuel economy rating of 17/24 mpg (city/highway) while all-wheel-drive versions return 16/22 mpg.
The CX-9 Sport is priced from $30,580 with front-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive version has a starting price of $32,170. It features the following as standard: 18-inch alloy wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, Bluetooth and the aforementioned 5.8-inch MID.
For just $690, the CX-9 can be equipped with power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and heated mirrors. The CX-9 Touring has a $33,025 starting price for the front-wheel drive while the all-wheel drive costs from $34,615.
The features added here include leather seats, power front seats, automatic headlights, blind-spot monitoring, and a backup camera and sensors. For $3000, buyers can get the Touring Technology package, which bundles a Bose 10-speaker sound system, TomTom navigation, a power liftgate, push-button start, a moonroof, and fog lights.