That is no shock. Mazda has chosen to give attention to its newest model and the CX-9’s de facto substitute, the 2024 CX-90, launched this previous spring. The CX-90 is a midsize 3-row SUV that may seat as much as eight passengers — one higher than the CX-9. The CX-90 has a beginning value of $39,595, solely barely above the CX-9 at $38,750. Whereas the CX-9 can be a 3-row midsize SUV and has an identical title because the CX-90, there are key variations between the fashions, together with what powers them.
Whereas the CX-9 gives only one powertrain — a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes as much as 250 horsepower — the CX-90 has a alternative of three. Base CX-90 fashions tout a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine that’s each extra highly effective and extra environment friendly than the 4-cylinder within the CX-9. The bottom 6-cylinder makes 280 horsepower and earns a mixed 25 mpg, vs. the 23 mpg ranking of the CX-9. The next-powered model of that very same engine makes 340 horsepower but nonetheless earns a mixed 25 mpg.
Lastly, the CX-90 is offered as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) that mixes a 4-cylinder engine and an electrical motor. It makes a complete of 323 horsepower and might journey as much as 26 miles on battery energy alone. Just like the CX-9, all CX-90 fashions come normal with all-wheel drive.
Regardless of Mazda bidding adieu to the CX-9, supplier heaps will proceed to hold the automobiles till they’re bought out. That makes now a very good time to think about negotiating for a CX-9 in the event you’ve had your eye on one.
The CX-9 debuted for the 2007 model yr and entered its second era for 2016. It has lengthy been regarded for its standout athletic manners — a trait not typically present in household haulers.