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2018 Mazda CX-9 Sport vs Touring vs Grand Touring vs Signature

2018 Mazda CX-9 exterior front fascia and drivers side driving past blurred house

It can be difficult to decide between trims, especially when all of them seem like great choices. Choosing between the Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature trims of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 can be rather difficult. If you’ve already decided upon this SUV, you can look at the differences between the trims to decide what you really want, and what you are willing to leave out in order to get the best price you can for the technologies and features that come with it.

Take a look below to see some of the differences between the four trims of the 2018 Mazda CX-9. You should know that, while most trims do have a front wheel drive option, we’ve taken the features from the trims when they have all wheel drive. This helps to even things out a bit with all of the trims.



2018 Mazda CX-9 exterior front fascia and drivers side driving past blurred house
2018 Mazda CX-9 exterior back fascia and drivers side going fast on road with yellow tree leaves
2018 Mazda CX-9 interior front cabin steering wheel and dashboard
2018 Mazda CX-9 interior cabin side view of all seats with mountain in windows

2018 Mazda CX-9 Specs/Features

Mazda CX-9 Sport

Mazda CX-9 Touring

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

Mazda CX-9 Signature

Pricing $33,930 $36,760 $42,270 $44,315
Driveline Options FWD/AWD FWD/AWD FWD/AWD AWD
Lane Departure Warning System Optional Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard Standard
Mazda Radar Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard Standard
Front Heated Seats Optional Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard Standard Standard
Navigational Aid Optional Optional Standard Standard

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 Touring

As you can see in the table above, there are some pretty good technology features either standard or available for the 2018 Mazda CX-9. From driver-assist technologies to convenience features, the Mazda CX-9 has plenty of options.

If you were looking for the lowest price, but more features than the base trim, you’d probably want to go with the Mazda CX-9 Touring. This particular trim costs significantly less than the Grand Touring or the Signature, but still has many of the standard features that the other two do. Though, if you are interested in having navigational aid technology, then you’ll either need to add that on to the Touring, or just upgrade to the Grand Touring, which has that particular feature standard.

Another significant difference is that the highest trim, or the Signature trim, does not have FWD. so, if you are not interested in AWD, then you’ll want one of the other three lower trims.

We hoped this has helped you to narrow down what trim of the 2018 Mazda CX-9 is the right fit for you. If you have any questions or want to take it for a test drive please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Vic Bailey Mazda.