For 2022, Mazda Philippines has brought in the latest iteration of the CX-9. For the most part, they retain the same mechanical specs, but what’s new is the CX-9 Black Edition variant plus some changes to the model’s on-board tech offerings.
The 2022 Mazda CX-9 Exclusive variant
So without further ado, here’s what the new Philippine-spec 2022 Mazda CX-9 is like.
On the outside, not much has changed. The Mazda CX-9 is still a sleek, wagon-like vehicle shaped under the direction of Mazda’s Kodo design language. All trims still come standard with LED headlamps with an auto on/off function, LED taillights, front fog lamps, power-folding and power-adjustable side mirrors, as well as rain-sensing wipers.
The CX-9 Exclusive variant from the rear
For the CX-9 Black Edition variant though, it gets a bit more eye-catching with its black-colored grille and side mirrors, and its black 20-inch wheels. The said CX-9 also comes with a more flavorful-looking interior but more on that later.
For wheels, the new CX-9 Black Edition rides on a set of 20-inch black-colored alloys. The CX-9 Exclusive AWD, as well as the entry-level CX-9 Touring also has a 20-inch set. As a side note, the previous CX-9's entry-level variant came with a set of smaller 18-inch wheels.
The all-new CX-9 Black Edition
Inside, the top-spec CX-9 Exclusive AWD offers the most features. It gets an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, as well as a six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. The front row then comes with ventilation, and all of its seats are wrapped in Nappa leather with diamond pattern stitching.
Inside the CX-9 Black Edition
The Black Edition meanwhile, is the only CX-9 trim that may come with burgundy leather seats, which provides a great contrast with the silvers and blacks of the model’s interior. Then again, it also has red interior accents, so it definitely has a more colorful interior than the other two trims.
Standard on all 2022 Mazda CX-9 variants is a push-to-start button, a 60:40 split second row, a 50:50 split third row, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Tech & Safety
For entertainment, all CX-9 trims now come standard with a 9.2-inch LCD display headunit with Wireless Apple CarPlay, USB, and Bluetooth Connectivity. Also added to all variants is a wireless phone charger.
The Touring trim gets a set of six speakers. Meanwhile, both the Black Edition and the Exclusive trim are kitted out with a 12-piece Bose sound system.
Other amenities that are available on the 2022 CX-9's top-spec Exclusive and Black Edition trims includes an auto-dimming rear view mirror, a rear door sunshade, as well as a larger, seven-inch LCD meter display.
A closer look at the CX-9 Exclusive's center console
For safety, all 2022 CX-9 trims come standard with six airbags, anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, ISOFIX child seat tethers, front and rear parking sensors, stability control, etc.
When it comes to the Black Edition, Mazda threw in the addition of a 360-degree view camera, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Exclusive then adds on to what the Black Edition has with a driver attention alert system, Smart City Brake Support (automatic emergency braking), and adaptive cruise control.
Engine & Performance
Under the hood, the 2022 Mazda CX-9 uses a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine. At maximum, it can make up to 228 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. All trims then use a six-speed automatic gearbox with a gear lever for the manual mode.
Only the top-spec Exclusive variant gets all-wheel-drive. The other two trims are front-wheel-drive.
Mechanically, not much has changed for the 2022 model
Suspension-wise, the CX-9 still uses a MacPherson strut front suspension, and a rear multi-link suspension. It then gets disc brakes for all four wheels, and it also uses an electronic parking brake with an auto-brake hold function.
With some changes to its amenities and on-board features, the 2022 Mazda CX-9 is understandably a bit pricier than the outgoing CX-9 version. To provide better context, here’s the price list for the new model:
2022 Mazda CX-9 Variants
CX-9 Touring 2.5 Turbo AT
CX-9 Black Edition 2.5 Turbo AT
CX-9 Exclusive 2.5 Turbo AWD AT
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Know more about Mazda CX-9 2022
The Mazda CX-9 is a midsize seven-seater crossover. For the Philippine market, the CX-9 has a total of three variants. These come with a price ranging from Php 2,490,000 to Php 2,990,000.
Under the hood, the CX-9 uses a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At maximum, it can make up to 228 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. All trims come standard with a six-speed automatic gearbox with a gear lever manual mode. Only the top-spec Exclusive variant comes with all-wheel-drive, while the rest has front-wheel-drive.
Size-wise, the CX-9 is 5,075mm long, 1,960mm wide, and 1,747mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,930mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm.
Locally, the Mazda CX-9 competes against the likes of the Honda CX-V, Subaru XV, Lexus UX, Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, Subaru Outback, among others.
₱ 2,490,000 - ₱ 2,990,000Explore
Cesar G.B. Miguel