2016 Mazda CX-9 Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on May 25, 2016 11:07 AM

The Sportiest, Most Stylish Family Hauler in its Class

Mazda's gorgeous, totally redesigned second-generation CX-9 is lighter, more fuel efficient and more tech-savvy than the outgoing model. It features a new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers more accessible oomph than the previous adequate but dated V6.

Even in a three-row people mover that will never be asked to carve a canyon road or attack a looping highway on-ramp, driving dynamics matter. Good steering feel, braking behavior and throttle response combine to increase driver confidence, comfort and satisfaction, whether running errands or family road-tripping. Few automakers put as much emphasis on driving feel as Mazda, and even fewer midsize SUVs are as enjoyable to drive as the Mazda CX-9.

Fun for the Whole Family

From our 2016 Mazda CX-9 expert review: "The all-new Mazda CX-9 feels lighter, nimbler and even more athletic than its predecessor, while also boasting a quieter ride. Thankfully, the new CX-9's dynamic ways don't come at the cost of a stiff suspension. This one ably absorbs rough patches."

Build and Price

Pricing for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 starts at just over $32,000 for the Sport and tops out near $47,000 for the new-for-2016 near-luxury Signature model. Build and price your own 2016 Mazda CX-9 right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

The Competition

As fun and stylish as it is, the Mazda CX-9 faces tough competition. Don't make a move without taking a look at our Midsize SUV Buyer's Guide.