2023 Mazda CX-9 Safety and Reliability

Mazda CX-9 Reliability Rating

2023 CX-9 Safety

Considering the generous standard safety specification in the US models, the Mazda CX-9's impressive ratings are hardly surprising. In the NHTSA's review of the Mazda CX-9, it gave the 2023 model the full five stars for overall safety. In the IIHS review of the CX-9, it was awarded a 2023 Top Safety Pick award. Perhaps due to its advanced age, it was rated Poor for the IIHS's new updated moderate-overlap front test.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 CX-9 Key Safety Features

The CX-9 is equipped with all the traditional safety basics, including ABS, traction and stability control, and six airbags including side curtain protection. The i-Activsense safety suite is standard on all models. It includes adaptive cruise control with stop & go, forward-collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning. On higher-trim models, a surround-view camera, driver-attention alert, automatic reverse braking, and front and rear parking sensors are included as well.

Mazda CX-9 TrimsTouringTouring PlusCarbon EditionGrand TouringSignature
Back-Up CameraSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSSN/AN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidN/ASSSS
Blind Spot MonitorSSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSS
Brake AssistSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSS

2023 CX-9 Reliability

The new Mazda CX-9 has led a relatively trouble-free existence with good predicted reliability. No recalls have been issued for the 2023 or 2022 models so far, but it was recalled once in 2021 and 2020 for a seat that may slide forward in a crash.

The Mazda scored 81 out of a possible 100 points both overall and for Quality & Reliability in the 2023 JD Power Survey - a very good result.

The CX-9 is covered by a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
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