The 2020 Mazda CX-9 returns with several changes. The engine has been enhanced to deliver 23 more horsepower and 10 more pound-feet of torque than the outgoing model on 93 octane premium gasoline. The CX-9 also becomes the first Mazda to be available with the brand's new off-road traction assist feature, which is included when all-wheel drive is selected.
All models now come standard with heated front seats and the i-Activsense suite of active safety features, which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more.
The Touring and above receive a new 9-inch touchscreen, while the Touring and Grand Touring are available with new second-row captain's chairs. These come standard on the range-topping Signature.