2019 Mazda CX-9 gains ventilated seats, CarPlay, and Android Auto options

Mazda has announced the 2019 CX-9 midsize crossover SUV and it will hit dealers in early September. The CX-9 will start at $32,280 and has gained some new options for the 2019 year model. The big new options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those two features are standard in Touring trim or higher.

The 2019 model has also been refined with a retuned suspension with a smoother, quieter, and more natural ride along with improved sound dampening. The improved sound dampening comes from a thicker headliner and thicker floor mats. Mazda says those make conversation and enjoyment inside the cab better than in previous models.

The base CX-9 Sport will get Mazda Connect infotainment with a revised Commander control knob, cloth seats, LED headlights and tail lights, and one-touch power front and rear windows. Three-zone automatic climate control is offered, and all CX-9 SUVs are three-row vehicles.

Standard driver assistance systems on the Sport package includes heated door mirrors, automatic headlights, high beam control, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, radar cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, smart brake support, and more. The Touring version is all new for 2019 and has a Premium Package option that adds a power moonroof, Premium 12-speaker audio, Sirius XM, Navigation, LED fog lamps, parking sensor, and retractable sunshades for the second row.

Grand Touring trim gets adaptive front lighting, roof rails, wiper de-icer, 20-inch wheels, chrome accents, active driving display with sign recognition, heated steering wheel, LED door pocket and overhead illumination, and parking sensors front and rear. The Sport Package for the base version adds $1,290, CX-9 Touring starts at $35,330, CX-9 Grand Touring starts at $40,840. A CX-9 signature version in AWD only starts at $45,365.