Drive What You Love.

The 2018 CX‑9 is a perfect marriage of elegant detailing and innovative technology. Premium features like the hand-stitched steering wheel and elegant finishes are paired with award-winning technology that ensures you’ll love every moment behind the wheel.

AJAC Awards

AJAC’s Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018.

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has awarded the CX-9 the Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018. This is an incredible honour and a significant milestone. Designed with fine craftsmanship and premium quality, the CX-9 is a joy to drive. Crafted and perfected with new technologies like G-Vectoring Control (another AJAC award-winner) and attention to finely crafted details, the CX-9 demonstrates that you never have to give up driving passion in a large SUV.



Performance and Fuel Efficiency.

Skyactiv Technology is an engineering philosophy that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible, taking form and functionality into new and award-winning territory. The 2018 CX-9, Mazda is built from the ground up with engineering that seamlessly co-ordinates how each component works together to deliver intuitive and exhilarating driving dynamics that respond immediately to driver intent.

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Outstanding Torque
Outstanding Torque

Performance innovations include an amazing 310 lb ft of torque at 2,000 rpm – so you get immediate power at the exact moment you need it.

Exceptional Fuel Economy
Exceptional Fuel Economy

The Skyactiv-G 2.5 T engine, alongside a lighter yet stronger body, means that every drop of fuel is used for maximum power. That means savings on gas at the pump.

Dynamic Pressure Turbo

Dynamic Pressure Turbo

Our patented Dynamic Pressure Turbo is crafted to give you a higher level of power at lower levels of rpm with no lag, which means you get a smooth, powerful ride.


New & Award-winning

Embrace S Curves.

Skyactiv‑Vehicle Dynamics with G‑Vectoring Control (GVC) works behind the scenes to achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive for you and your passengers by subtly adjusting engine torque, intentionally optimizing vehicle weight transfer during every day commutes and spirited drives alike. The result is steering that is more precise and a more comfortable ride. Winner of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) award for Best New Innovation Technology 2017.

More Confidence

More Confidence

Due to irregularities and undulations in the road surface, your vehicle does not always travel along the expected line, forcing you to make steering corrections. With GVC, your CX‑9 responds to driver inputs with fewer steering adjustments, so your vehicle behaves as you intend and you enjoy a more confident drive.

More Comfort

More Comfort

Fatigue steadily builds as you continue to make minor steering corrections. GVC helps alleviate these corrections, especially over long distances. Plus, smooth transitions between G‑forces suppresses head and body sway, allowing for a more comfortable ride for you and your passengers. 

Enhanced Peace of Mind

Enhanced Peace of Mind

GVC enhances handling, stability and the feeling of the tires gripping the road. You’ll gain an even greater feeling of control and security during evasive manoeuvres as well as in rain, snow and on poor road surfaces.


Crafted to Make Driving Better.

The CX-9 with Kodo “Soul of Motion” Design is handcrafted with the available brushed aluminum and rosewood trim. Before we moulded a single sheet of metal, every line of the exterior was hand sculpted in clay by our designers to ensure that you experience driving exhilaration before you get behind the wheel.

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27 Sensors Monitor Your Drive 200 Times per Second.

Our available, predictive i-Activ All-Wheel Drive** technology uses 27 sensors to monitor and forecast operating conditions and give you a more confident drive. Something as simple as switching on your windshield wipers is taken into account to automatically deliver the right amount of traction when you need it.

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Essentially Predictive

i-Activ AWD monitors driving conditions 200 times per second – everything from steering angle and windshield wiper use to exterior temperature and braking patterns helps predict driving conditions.

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Ideally Responsive

A slight amount of torque is continuously transferred to the rear wheels to automatically deliver more traction at the precise moment it is needed.

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Exceptionally Fuel Efficient

i‑Activ AWD is one reason the CX‑9 achieves outstanding fuel economy. By ensuring optimal distribution of torque and minimizing drivetrain energy loss, you’re only using fuel to power AWD when you need to.


The 2018 CX‑9 comes with a matrix of passive and active safety features to help keep you safe. We’ve taken into account the finer details, such as placing easy‑to‑read, uncluttered instrumentation within the driver’s sightlines. The available suite of i‑Actvisense safety features uses the latest innovations such as cameras and radar sensors to give you a better sense of your surroundings. Even the Skyactiv‑Body and Chassis use ultra‑high‑tensile steel to help protect occupants in case of an accident. 

Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)

Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR)


New for 2018 model year, Traffic Sign Recognition system‡‡‡ uses cameras to read road signs such as speed limit, do not enter and stop signs♦♦. The Windshield-projected colour Active Driving Display shows this information so you can stay informed without taking your eyes off the road.

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Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)‡‡

Rather than keeping the CX‑9 centred between two lines, as some systems do, causing an unnatural “tug” on the steering wheel, LAS takes driver intention into account, helping the CX‑9 ease into turns and lane changes.


Connect to the Road – and the World.

In designing the CX-9’s cockpit, we focused on the details that would enhance your driving experience. Our “heads-up” Active Driving Display‡‡‡ is a perfect example of technology, projecting key safety and navigation information on the windshield so that you stay informed without having to take your eyes off the road ahead. You can even please the whole family with the available dual USB ports in the second row.


Mazda Connect makes staying informed and entertained effortless. Features such as audio, hands-free phone, and available navigation are easily controlled using the convenient, multifunction HMI Commander control.


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12-Speaker Premium Bose® Sound System‡‡‡

Custom-built for the CX-9, we worked with Bose® to devise a system that considered hundreds of factors, from cabin size and materials to seat positioning and the unique sound variances of today’s digital devices. The result is outstanding clarity, image and range.

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    • Fuel consumption values were determined using approved test methods based on EnerGuide fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada.  Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive.  Estimated fuel economy based on Government of Canada's approved 5‑cycle testing method. Your actual fuel consumption may vary depending on how, where and when you drive. For comparison purposes only. For more information on 5‑cycle testing, visit mazda.ca/5cycle.

      ‡‡Available on the GS and GS‑L models with i‑Activ Package and standard on the GT and Signature models.

      ‡‡‡Standard on the GT and Signature models.

      **Optional on the GS model and standard on the GS‑L, GT and Signature models.

      ♦♦TSR functionality may not be compatible with all regional road signs in Canada.

      *Mazda Unlimited refers only to an unlimited mileage warranty program under the terms of which there are no mileage limitations on the following specific Mazda warranties: (i) 3-year new vehicle; (ii) 3-year roadside assistance; (iii) 5-year powertrain; and (iv) 7-year anti-perforation. Mazda Unlimited is standard on all new models. All Mazda warranties remain subject to the terms, limitations and restrictions available at mazdaunlimited.ca.