Mazda has announced the updates to the 2020 Mazda CX-9 crossover. Mazda says that updated 2020 CX-9 has received “numerous upgrades” but the biggest two are a more powerful engine and new second row captain’s chairs.
The CX-9 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which now generates 320 lb-ft of torque on 93 octane gasoline (310 lb-ft of torque on 87 octane gasoline), which is an increase of 10 lb-ft of torque. The horsepower rating remains the same at 250-hp on 93 octane gasoline (227 horsepower on 87 octane gasoline) and it’s mated to six-speed automatic transmission.
The optional all-wheel drive system also gets a new off-road traction assist feature, which replaces the traction control button. When the diagonal wheels lose traction, off-road traction assist will stop reducing the engine torque and increases the brake force on the wheels without traction. This transfers power to the wheels still on the ground to help allow the vehicle to regain traction. G-Vectoring Control Plus is also now standard.
The 2020 Mazda CX-9 starts at $33,790.