2022 Mazda CX-9 Release Delayed for the Next Year Due to Pandemic Situation

2022 Mazda CX-9 front

Honda has recently stated that they schedule the debut of 2022 Mazda CX-9 for the next year. Due to the pandemic situation that affected the entire auto industry, many carmakers decided to move production for the following year. Fans of one of the best three-row crossover SUVs, Mazda CX-9, will need to wait just for a little more.

From the latest news, the forthcoming CX-9 will introduce some minor tweaks inside and outside. Generally, additional goodies including a larger infotainment screen, better materials, and a new Carbon Edition.

2022 Mazda CX-9 side

2022 Mazda CX-9 Exterior Changes

As we have already said, minor tweaks are happening outside. However, the upcoming 2022 Mazda CX-9 retains to be elegance and attractive family SUV. Like the many nowadays Mazda models, the new CX-9 is dressed in the “Soul of Motion” design philosophy. The CX-9’s emphasizes its forms with a big grille upfront, LED headlights, and more premium materials.

Overall, the design is attractive, and on the side, we can see the same 18-inch wheels. Even the rear end is pretty thanks to a horizontal treatment of the LED taillights and rear lip beneath the window. Also, thanks to a pair of exhaust outlets, this model emphasizes sporty nature. Carbon Edition is recently revealed and it hosts attractive black 20-inch wheels complemented by a Polymetal Gray exterior paint job.

Cabin Offers More Upscale Materials

Inside, the new 2022 Mazda CX-9 has many updates. This SUV offers a more pleasant cabin and a larger infotainment screen. However, you probably know that the small updates don’t come without price increases. Just for comparison, the current three-row SUV comes standard with a 7.0-inch infotainment screen and an optional 9.0-inch unit. However, the new one is equipped with a much bigger 10.3-inch screen and the latest Mazda Connect interface. Besides that, the manufacturer also added more upscale materials and more tech on upper trims.

The biggest news is Carbon Edition. This model features black door mirrors and red leather seats. Touring trims are also available and it comes with a surround-view monitor and a head-up display system. Moreover, Top-end Signature is the most expensive boast upgrades such as quilted Nappa leather seats and Santos Rosewood interior trim.


Standard driver assists of CX-9 include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, automatic high beams, and lane-keep assist.

2022 Mazda CX-9 cabin

2022 Mazda CX-9 Engine Specs

One of the best mid-size crossover SUVs 2022 Mazda CX-9, will continue to be offered with the same powertrain. Like before, this model is available only with a single-engine. This SUV under the hood has the potent turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine capable of making 227 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque on regular gasoline. However, with 93-octane fuel, output rises to 250 hp and 320 lb-ft. Interestingly, the manufacturer paired this engine again with the same six-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Mazda CX-9 Carbon Edition

Release Date and Price

As we already said, the debut of the 2022 Mazda CX-9 has been scheduled for the next year. Basically, the new SUV will introduce some small improvements, and it will finally get a bigger infotainment screen and more upscale materials. However, perhaps the most exciting news is the Carbon Edition. This model will wear a Polymetal Gray exterior paint job and red leather seats. The base model CX-9 costs slightly more than before, and it starts at $35,060, while Carbon Edition with AWD system costs $44,080.


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