Most significant changes: Optional rear cross-traffic alert
Price change: $200 higher on Sport; $250 more on Touring and Grand Touring
On sale: Early October
Which you should buy, 2013 or 2014? 2013. The prices increases are modest on the 2014s, but so are the changes. The better deals should be on 2013 models.
Mazda refreshed its three-row CX-9 crossover for 2013 with new front and rear styling and a new dashboard design that includes a standard 5.8-inch touch screen. The changes are more modest for 2014: Rear cross-traffic alert is a new option, and the Grand Touring model has new 20-inch wheels.