Mazda wants to make those long trips more pleasant for the rear-seat passengers of the CX-9 with its new entertainment system.
Available at an MSRP of $1,995, it can be retrofitted to all 2016MY vehicles and newer, while on the 2018MY it comes as a dealer-installed accessory on higher specs.The kit comprises of two 8-inch LCD monitors with a 1024×600 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, a single CD/DVD player, HDMI ports, USB 2.0 and SD car inputs, a 5mm stereo headphone output, two wireless headphones and two remote controls. Mazda says that the two monitors can play the same content or different videos simultaneously.Mazda’s flagship SUV is priced from $32,130 in the United States, excluding destination charge and handling fees. It’s powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four that makes 250hp and 310lb-ft (420Nm) of torque mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, while front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive an option.The 2018 Mazda CX-9 brings a few updates over the previous versions, such as the G-Vectoring Control, additional sound insulation and a redesigned second-row seat that’s said to be more comfortable and provide better access to the third-row. It also packs driver safety systems such as Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.