If you’re in the market for a three-row SUV with copious interior room and a retail price that won’t permanently turn out your lights, the Mazda CX-9 definitely deserves a slot on your shopping list. The current generation of Mazda’s largest vehicle for the North American market now offers serious power as standard equipment, in the form of the turbocharged 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine, mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission, and with output that begins at 227 horsepower when the CX-9 is fed 87-octane unleaded. Mazda is serious about offering CX-9s with broad appeal to buyers with different appointment tastes, and offers the SUV in no less than seven trim levels for 2022.
Listed in ascending order of appointment level, the 2022 CX-9 is available in Sport, Touring, Touring Premium, Touring Plus, Carbon, Grand Touring and Signature editions. Got all that? Pricing begins at $35.280 for the CX-9 sport but if you want to travel first class, the CX-9 Signature will list for $47,210, which will buy you Nappa leather, second-row heated captain’s chairs, Santos Rosewood interior trim, and an array of exterior accents, including 20-inch alloy wheels. The CX-9s, all of them, are set to hit retail outlets this winter.