After the turbulent week and spy photos of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the new 2022 Mazda CX-9 has been confirmed. As you probably know, Mazda recently stated that all lines of vehicles would be redesigned by 2022. However, consider that Coronavirus is still among us, the manufacturer delayed the introduction of the Mazda CX-9 for the next year.
Japanese flagship model CX-9 from the information that we got will receive some mild refreshments. Generally, most of the changes will happen inside, and the new model will feature a larger infotainment screen and better materials. Carbon Edition is also announced, bringing even better styling.
2022 Mazda CX-9 Exterior Changes
Mazda CX-9 is the most attractive SUV in the class. Of course, the latest 2022 CX-9 will be even more. This model will get some minor tweaks outside, but it will keep the same”Soul of Motion” design philosophy. Like before, this model has recognized thanks to its prominent grille and great shaped LED headlights. The same design language also wears models like CX-5 and Koeru concept.
Overall, the design is catchy and CX-9 features the same 18-inch wheels. However, going for the Carbon Edition, buyers will get attractive black 20-inch wheels and unique Polymetal Gray exterior paint color.
The cabin of 2022 Mazda CX-9 will be completely redesigned. Mazda is a well-known manufacturer that only uses high-quality materials. So, expect no less with Mazda CX-9. The cabin has always been pleasant, with plenty of room. Interestingly, the current three-row SUV uses a 7.0-inch infotainment screen on the base model and an optional 9.0-inch unit. However, from the latest news, the upcoming model will get a bigger 10.3-inch screen available in all trim levels. Besides, the manufacturer will introduce the latest Mazda Connect interface.
The biggest news is definitively a new Carbon Edition model, featuring black door mirrors and red leather seats. Of course, the most equipped and expensive one is still Signature trim. The model that comes with this trim gets Nappa leather seats and Santos Rosewood interior trim.
More standard driver assists could be available as well. The current model comes with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and lane-keep assist.
2022 Mazda CX-9 Engine Specs
Perhaps the most mysterious part is under the hood. We don’t know exactly what Mazda will do to make this model more powerful. From plenty of gossips, one of the best mid-size crossover SUVs might be offered with the same powertrain.
The current model is powered by a potent turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque on regular gasoline. However, loading this SUV with 93-octane fuel, output goes up to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft. It’s not yet clear while Mazda uses the same six-speed automatic transmission, or it will add a new one.
Release Date and Price
The new 2022 CX-9 is a very important model for Mazda. Consider that this model is a flagship, expect more stylish styling. As we already wrote at the beginning of this text, Mazda should introduce the new CX-9 next year.
However, perhaps the most exciting news is the recently shown Carbon Edition model wearing Polymetal Gray exterior paint. Unlike the current model, the new one CX-9 will cost slightly more than before. The base model should starts at $35,060, while Carbon Edition that uses the AWD system costs around 10k more.