So close, Mazda. The automaker added active safety gear to the solid standard features offered in the 2020 Mazda CX-9. However, the controller and software for the infotainment screen is a nightmare to operate, so we wind up at just 6 out of 10.
The CX-9 comes in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trims. The lineup starts at around $35,000, which is more than some direct rivals. For that money, though, the Sport comes well-equipped with a 7.0-inch screen, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, collision-avoidance tech, and adaptive cruise control.
Our money would be on the Touring, which for about $2,000 more adds a power liftgate, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a power passenger’s seat, and leather upholstery.
Go all in and the CX-9 Signature pampers for around $47,000 with premium…