Mazda Australia has released full retail pricing for its incoming all-new CX-9, with the large SUV to start at $42,490 for the entry-spec CX-9 Sport front-wheel drive, and top out at $63,390 for the flagship CX-9 Azami all-wheel drive.
Though slightly more expensive at the bottom end than its main rival the Toyota Kluger, higher-grade CX-9s easily best the Toyota for value with the range-topping Kluger Grande AWD priced at $68,330.
“The Brand-New Mazda CX-9’s value proposition is a strong one,” said Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak.
“Starting from $42,490 plus on roads, each grade offers something unique, we expect Brand-New Mazda CX-9 will appeal to a broad buyer group.
“When you consider the seven-seater SUV options available on the market, this is affordable luxury.
Besides being cheaper than its number one rival, the new CX-9 Sport FWD base model is also $1280 cheaper than the outgoing CX-9 Classic FWD.
The savings are expected to continue through the new car's lifespan as well, with fuel economy from the new CX-9's turbocharged 2.5 litre engine being roughly 25 percent improved over the old model's naturally-aspirated 3.7 litre V6.
Thanks to clever use of turbocharger technology, the new CX-9 produces 170kW of power at 5,000rpm and 420Nm of torque at a diesel-like 2,000rpm.
Brand-New Mazda CX-9 offers better value than ever before thanks to a $42,490* starting price, fuel economy numbers that have improved by almost 25 per cent, and its range of class-leading safety technologies.
Full specifications have yet to be announced, however a leaked dealer document revealed by TMR last week tells us what to expect, with features like satellite navigation, LED headlamps and tri-zone climate control to be standard across the range.
- CX-9 Sport FWD - $42,490
- CX-9 Sport AWD - $46,490
- CX-9 Touring FWD - $48,890
- CX-9 Touring AWD - $52,890
- CX-9 GT FWD - $57,390
- CX-9 GT AWD - $61,390
- CX-9 Azami FWD - $59,390
- CX-9 Azami AWD - $63,390
All prices do not include on-road costs