According to the latest reports, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 won’t receive a facelift, as it was rumored. The current generation of this gorgeous crossover has been around for less than three years. So, it definitely seems too early to bigger aesthetical changes, especially if we consider that this is probably the prettiest model in the class.

On the other side, the Japanese manufacturer recently retuned suspension, so the CX-9 now offers even better driving dynamics. All in all, the next year shouldn’t bring any important changes, except for a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment.

Likes:

  • Efficient engine.
  • Excellent handling.
  • Stylish look.
  • Upscale cabin.

Dislikes:

  • Small cargo area.
  • Rivals can tow more.

Exterior

2020 Mazda CX 9 front

When it comes to the exterior design, this model definitely doesn’t need any special introduction. Based on the, already, famous KODO design language, the CX-9 delivers spectacular aesthetics. The current generation rides since 2016, so it’s quite easy to presume that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 will continue with the same styling.

On the other side, we saw a couple of mechanical upgrades last year. There is a new suspension setup, which makes this mid-size crossover even more exciting to drive. Styling and driving characteristics are definitely the strongest points of this amazing SUV.

Interior

2020 Mazda CX 9 interior

The hi-quality and stylish cabin will be another trump of 2020 Mazda CX-9. We don’t expect to see any notable change. Therefore, you can count on the same, beautiful dashboard layout, which the sound insulation has been significantly improved a year ago. The CX-9 is quiet and comfortable. Despite the upscale look, keep in mind that this isn’t the most practical model you can find in this class.

Rivals like Honda Pilot or Toyota Highlander offer far more space in back rows, as well as significantly more cargo space. Still, these things aren’t on your priority list, the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is an obvious choice, due to its stylish look and superior driving characteristics.

Engine

2020 Mazda CX 9 side

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 will continue with a single engine option. Of course, we are talking about a familiar 2.5-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers 227 or 250 horsepower, depending on the fuel you pour. In both cases, this crossover doesn’t feel underpowered, despite many rivals come with bigger and more powerful engines.

On the other side, a clear benefit of this four-cylinder engine is the fuel economy, as we are talking about one of the most economical engines in the class. Some reports suggest the introduction of the new SkyActive X engine. However, we will probably have to wait for a couple more years to see it.

2020 Mazda CX-9 Release Date and Price

We are pretty sure that the 2020 Mazda CX-9 will come in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter. When it comes to the price, base models will go around $32,000.