2023 Mazda CX-9 Review

If you feel the need to trade your hot little two-door sports car for a box-on-wheels but wish you didn’t have to there’s the 2023 Mazda CX-9.

Mazda CX-9 


Orange Lightning

The CX-9’s base Sport trim level is gone for 2023, which raises the SUV’s base price to over $40,000.

Mazda CX-9

Design & comfort

The CX-9's cabin wows with upscale materials and detailed styling but compared with other SUVs in the segment, it's short on passenger and cargo space.

Engine & Transmission

The engine sounds gutsy and managed a class-competitive result in our acceleration testing, where it scooted our Grand Touring test vehicle from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds.


Open the door and the CX-9's interior welcomes passengers with an upscale cabin that wouldn't look out of place in an Audi.


The CX-9 is clearly the driving enthusiast's family hauler; surprisingly light on its feet, it often feels as if you're driving a smaller SUV.