2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature
2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature in Machine Gray Metallic (a $595 color option)

2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 1330

Fuel used: 57.3 gallons

CG Report Card
Room and ComfortB+
Power and PerformanceB
Fit and FinishA-
Fuel EconomyB+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup.
Big & Tall Comfort
Big Guyb-
Tall GuyB+
Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester.
Engine Specs227/250-hp 2.5 liter
Engine TypeTurbo 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Drive WheelsAWD

Real-world fuel economy: 23.0 mpg

Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 20/26/23 (city, highway, combined)

Fuel type: Regular gas

Base price: $47,210 (not including $1225 destination charge)

Options on test vehicle: Special paint ($595),

Price as tested: $49,030



Quick Hits

The great: Upscale luxury-level ambiance inside and out; sleek styling; sporty driving personality for a three-row midsize SUV

The good: Robust acceleration, better than expected fuel economy

The not so good: Some tedious infotainment controls; some midsize three-row class rivals offer better overall interior space

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5 Cool Things About The 2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature


Fuel Economy:

Compared with other 3-row crossovers evaluated by Consumer Guide over the past year or so, the CX-9 returned the best fuel economy. Those crossovers include the Hyundai Palisade, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Atlas.



The CX-9’s turbocharged 4-cylinder isn’t the most-refined engine in the category, but it develops plenty of useful torque for quick launches from a stop and satisfying passing and merging maneuvers.



Like other models in the Mazda lineup, the CX-9 handles better than most of the competition. Credit sporty chassis tuning and quick, precise steering for the CX-9’s athletic character.


Long-Haul Comfort:

Though the 4-cylinder engine produces a fair amount of noise when pushed, it settles in nicely at highway speeds. Likewise, the big Mazda is comfortable at highway speed, with a well-controlled but comfortable ride.



Thanks to quality workmanship and a generous dose of high-end material, the CX-9 cabin, especially in Signature trim, reads like that of a luxury-brand vehicle. That said, at just over $48,000 as tested, the CX-9 is also priced close to some premium crossovers.

2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature
2022 Mazda CX-9 Signature

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