hamburger icon

2016 Mazda CX-9

Change vehicle or year
Select a Year - Mazda CX-9
Change Vehicle
Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Select a Trim
Select a Trim
2016 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
most popular
Price:   -  From $31,520
2016 Sport 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $33,320
2016 Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $35,970
2016 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $37,770
2016 Grand Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $40,170
2016 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $41,970
2016 Signature 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $44,015


The CX-9 is the largest vehicle in the Mazda lineup and for the 2016 model year it has been completely redesigned for the first time in its 10-year history. This three-row SUV can carry seven passengers comfortably and the sleek new look gives it a sexy charm that is sure to turn heads when you are cruising around town. Mazda’s well-tuned suspension makes the CX-9 responsive in the corners and a pleasure to drive, a rare achievement in the large SUV category.

What's New for 2016

The CX-9 has been completely redesigned for 2016. It is outfitted with a new sleeker, more stylish design and the standard V-6 has been replaced with a turbo-charged 4-cylinder.

Mazda CX-9

Choosing Your Mazda CX-9

One of the biggest changes for 2016 is the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which replaces the old V6 as standard on all models. The new engine produces up to 250 horsepower and is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-9 gets 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The new CX-9 gets a longer wheelbase, which adds legroom and makes entry into the rear seats easier. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trim levels except the top of the range Signature model where all-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is a $1,800 option on all other trim levels.

The 2016 model year adds a top of the line Signature model that incorporates Nappa leather, aluminum accents and Rosewood trim.

A towing prep package is optional and allows the CX-9 to haul up to 3,500 pounds so pulling the boat to the lake won’t be a problem.

The CX-9 is available in four trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring, and the all-new Signature.

Mazda CX-9


The base model Sport starts at $31,520 and is equipped with all of the standard features you would expect at this price point. In addition, standard equipment includes tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a 7-inch full color touch screen display, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming.

A $950 optional package includes a heated power driver’s seat and heated side mirrors. Other optional equipment available includes parking sensors, roof rails, auto-dimming rearview mirror and all weather floor mats.

Mazda CX-9


The Touring model has everything offered on the Sport, including the heated mirrors and seats, but upgrades the upholstery to leather, adds a power rear lift gate, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, an 8-inch color touchscreen and a keyless entry and start system.

The Touring Premium package bumps the price tag up $1,745 and adds automatic headlights, a navigation system, Smart City Brake Support which will stop the car at slow speeds if it detects an accident is about to happen, and a premium audio system that includes satellite radio.

Mazda CX-9

Grand Touring

The Grand Touring starts at $40,170. This trim level sports 20-inch wheels, a cool head-up display that projects vehicle information and navigation system directions on the bottom of the windshield, a power moon roof and a full suite of safety features. Lane-departure, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and automated emergency braking are all standard.

There are no optional packages available for this trim level, but options such as all weather floor mats and Mazda mobile start can be added.

Mazda CX-9


New for 2016 is the top-of-the-line Signature. This trim is only available in an all-wheel drive version and includes everything the Grand Touring offers. The Signature also adds Nappa leather seating and trim, rosewood accents and an LED-lit grille frame.

There are no optional packages but a variety of optional equipment is available including a towing package.

CarsDirect Tip

The CX-9 is a bargain compared to most of its competition with a fully loaded CX-9 running $44,915 compared to Honda’s top trim (the Pilot Elite) which costs $47,470 and Ford’s Explorer Platinum which is a budget busting $54,180.

If you can live without the head-up display, the Touring edition with the Touring Premium package gets you a well-appointed vehicle at a reasonable price.

Get your price on a Mazda CX-9 »

Mazda CX-9
author image
Automotive Editor
Read Less

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 227 HP / 310 ft.lbs.
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 28 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 227 HP / 310 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 28 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
19.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
135 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
199.4 "
Exterior Width
77.5 "
Exterior Height
67.6 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Rear Legroom
39.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,054 Lbs.
Wheel Base
115 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

Used 2016 Mazda CX-9 for Sale

1 vehicles found within 100 miles of your area
Grand Touring
Color: Gray



54,368 mi

Map location icon

Northridge Toyota (23 mi)

Phone: (818) 532-3635

Other Mazda CX-9 Listings

We have expanded the search to include other Mazda CX-9 years that you might be interested in.

Touring 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
Color: Deep Crystal Blue Mica

10,394 mi

Map location icon

Culver City Chevrolet (5 mi)

Phone: (424) 231-3970
Grand Touring FWD
Color: Machine Gray Metallic



66,611 mi

Map location icon

Hyundai of Escondido (94 mi)

Phone: (442) 777-5924
Color: Soul Red Crystal Metallic



9,272 mi

Map location icon

Culver City Mazda (5 mi)

Phone: (310) 736-6786
See All Used Car Listings