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Mazda has officially announced that the CX-9 will be discontinued after the 2023 model year, with the similarly-sized CX-90 taking its place as the brand's largest SUV.


The arrival of the newer CX-90, which brings a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and a larger wheelbase, means there is no longer room for the aging CX-9 in Mazda's lineup, especially with all the extra power and features the CX-90 offers over its predecessor.




The CX-9 first debuted in 2006 as Mazda's largest SUV yet, using underpinnings from Ford and initially sharing powertrains with the Blue Oval as well. The second-generation model came in 2015, with an updated design flaunting the automaker's Kodo design philosophy and a new, 250-hp 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine.


"After many successful years, Mazda will discontinue CX-9 for the US market following the 2023 model year," the brand said in an announcement. "Offering a unique blend of utility, performance, design and premium sensibilities, CX-9 proved to be a very capable family vehicle paving the way for Mazda’s next generation of vehicles, like the first-ever 2024 CX-90."





The Mazda CX-90 debuted earlier this year for the 2024 model year, continuing the CX-9's role as Mazda's three-row SUV offering. It starts at $39,595, which is only slightly more expensive than the CX-9. Lower-end models use a turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six that makes 280 hp, while pricier models are powered by an upgraded version that makes 340 hp. The CX-90 also has an all-new plug-in hybrid powertrain option, which features a 2.5 liter four-cylinder paired to a single electric motor, producing a total of 340 hp.


While the CX-9's demise resulting from the CX-90 comes as no surprise, Mazda still offers the CX-5 alongside the newer, larger CX-50. The two compact crossovers have shared space in Mazda's showroom for at least a year now, so it remains to be seen whether the CX-5 will suffer the same fate as the CX-9 did.


Do you think the CX-90 is a worthy replacement for the CX-9?

Image Credits: Mazda
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Mazda CX-9 Discontinued After 2023 As The Newer CX-90 Takes Its Place

Mazda is dropping the CX-9 to focus on the recently launched CX-90, which comes as no surprise.

Mazda has officially announced that the CX-9 will be discontinued after the 2023 model year, with the similarly-sized CX-90 taking its place as the brand's largest SUV.


The arrival of the newer CX-90, which brings a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and a larger wheelbase, means there is no longer room for the aging CX-9 in Mazda's lineup, especially with all the extra power and features the CX-90 offers over its predecessor.




The CX-9 first debuted in 2006 as Mazda's largest SUV yet, using underpinnings from Ford and initially sharing powertrains with the Blue Oval as well. The second-generation model came in 2015, with an updated design flaunting the automaker's Kodo design philosophy and a new, 250-hp 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine.


"After many successful years, Mazda will discontinue CX-9 for the US market following the 2023 model year," the brand said in an announcement. "Offering a unique blend of utility, performance, design and premium sensibilities, CX-9 proved to be a very capable family vehicle paving the way for Mazda’s next generation of vehicles, like the first-ever 2024 CX-90."





The Mazda CX-90 debuted earlier this year for the 2024 model year, continuing the CX-9's role as Mazda's three-row SUV offering. It starts at $39,595, which is only slightly more expensive than the CX-9. Lower-end models use a turbocharged 3.3-liter inline-six that makes 280 hp, while pricier models are powered by an upgraded version that makes 340 hp. The CX-90 also has an all-new plug-in hybrid powertrain option, which features a 2.5 liter four-cylinder paired to a single electric motor, producing a total of 340 hp.


While the CX-9's demise resulting from the CX-90 comes as no surprise, Mazda still offers the CX-5 alongside the newer, larger CX-50. The two compact crossovers have shared space in Mazda's showroom for at least a year now, so it remains to be seen whether the CX-5 will suffer the same fate as the CX-9 did.


Do you think the CX-90 is a worthy replacement for the CX-9?

Image Credits: Mazda

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