2018 Mazda CX-9 specs and performance
Do you find the sleek lines of the Mazda CX-9 attractive? Of course you do! The features and options are enticing too but what about what’s under the hood? We can fill you in on all the details as we explore 2018 Mazda CX-9 specs and performance. Prepare to be impressed.
Mazda CX-9 engine performance
The Mazda CX-9 comes with one engine at all trim levels for 2018, and it puts up some impressive numbers. The engine in question is a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant. On regular 87-octane gas, this engine can supply you with 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. If you opt to run your Mazda CX-9 with premium 93-octane gas, then your engine can output up to 250 horsepower.
Does the Mazda CX-9 have AWD?
Mazda is all about performance, so to think that Mazda would make a three-row SUV without an AWD option, is just crazy. The 2018 Mazda CX-9 does indeed have AWD available. In fact, it’s available on the base model Sport trim, the Touring trim, and the Grand Touring trim. You’ll notice that the Signature trim wasn’t listed up there, and that’s because AWD comes standard on that top level trim.
For the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims, FWD is the standard configuration. This allows prospective customers to choose between the efficiency of the FWD configuration or the adaptability of the always-on AWD system.
How efficient is the 2018 Mazda CX-9?
Efficiency is an important matter especially when you are looking for a three-row SUV. There are a lot of competitors out there that really guzzle gasoline, luckily this is a Mazda with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY and that means it’s efficient with its FWD configuration and its AWD configuration.
All FWD Mazda CX-9 trims get 22-city mpg and 28-highway mpg, and all AWD Mazda CX-9 trims get 20-city mpg and 26-highway mpg. That’s what a turbocharged Mazda-engineered engine will do for you. It helps that all configurations of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 also come with a versatile and smooth 6-speed automatic transmission.