New Mazda technology allows owners to say goodbye to our CDs

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9 on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 3:59 pm
A photo of the touchscreen used by the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9.

Is there are CD player in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9?

Two of the most popular models in the Gorman McCracken Mazda inventory are the 2019 versions of the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. Not only do these platforms represent two of the best examples of performance and capability that have ever worn a Mazda badge, but the two vehicles are also among the most advanced in the crossover SUV segment. As more customers come by the showroom to learn more about our available lineup, our product experts have been getting a lot of calls, emails and text messages from people asking, ‘Is there a CD player in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9?’ The automaker has discontinued its in-vehicle CD player in its top two crossover SUVs. However, that doesn’t mean a drive in these vehicles will be silent.

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How can I listen to music?

For those of us who came of age in the 90s, there were few bigger status symbols than having multiple CD cases filled to the brim. Thankfully, technology has advanced, and we no longer need to lug these things around anymore. There is almost no limit to the kind of media a person can stream in the 2019 versions of the Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9. Starting at the Touring trim of both vehicle’s trim ladders, the onboard infotainment system will be able to use applications for the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ suites.

This will come in handy for those who keep their music libraries on the cloud or choose to have their own curated playlists on any of the most popular music streaming outlets that are available. Do you prefer the spoken word? Just about every popular podcast platform can be used during an owner’s daily commute.

If you would like to see how this technology works for yourself, make an appointment to have a demonstration performed by a Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert today.

10 Responses to “New Mazda technology allows owners to say goodbye to our CDs”

  1. Myron Holmes says:

    I have a 2019 Mazda CX 9. My wife likes to listen to her favorite CD’s. We can’t find these albums on Pandora that easily. Is there a portable CD player that can be played through the USB outlet inthe car? Please investigate, I’m sure there are other people in the same situation. Thank you Myron Holmes

  2. Ed says:

    They could not have made a more stupid move as to do away with the CD player. The second stupid move they made was removing the TPMS initiation button from the car. This is the last Mazda I ever have. If I knew then what I know now about both and knew the dealership was lying about putting them in, I would still be in the 2016. Also, do not believe them when they ask you to come in and trade for a new vehicle with no money down and no interest…..they are lying through their teeth.

  3. Peter says:

    Hi, I have been to few Mazda showroom and when I check CX-5 2019 model then theer is always CD drive. So what is the difference between 2019 in showroom and 2019 in this article.

  4. Jim Powley says:

    No CD player, no sale. I don’t stream and don’t listen to mp3s. I enjoy listening to cd-r compilations in the car. Not everyone who buys a car has their music on an iPhone!

  5. Rod C. says:

    I like to “Create” my favorite Playlists….then burn them to a CD. Can do that on my IPhone but MUCH prefer to NOT be playing with my iPhone while driving, CD is so much more user friendly.


    HEY Car makers……wake up.. NO CD PLAYER=NO SALE. My Porsche, MINI, and Nissan truck a CD player was STANDARD EQUIPMENT. DUH……

  6. Sandra Simmons says:

    I’ve never heard of a vehicle that doesn’t have a cd player, especially since the technology isn’t really that old!! I have so many cds and many more unopened brand new still in their factory wrapping just sitting in my home waiting to be played in my brand new 2019 mazda cx9 touring i just purchased, only to find out after the finalization of the sale, IT HAS NO CD PLAYER😡!! As much as i am a fan of mazda i definitely would not have chosen this one, had i known in advance☹. Even though streaming is ok, nothing beats having your own selections playing continuously while engaged in driving!
    Sorry mazda, i really feel you made a huge boo-boo with this decision!

  7. micael becker says:

    just bought a mazda 2 maxx 2019 ,no cd player but guess what , I will be putting one in .

  8. Daryl St Pierre says:

    Found out after the purchase that not only does the 2019 CX9 Touring not come standard with CD player but also no navigation, no back up sensors, no remote start.
    Had a 2016 Ford Edge previously with all these features. Guess I should have stayed with Ford.

  9. Russell Elliott says:

    Just bought a 2019 CX9 Grand Touring, and after two weeks of searching, pushing and prodding, no f…..g cd!
    AND no mention from the dealer about it.
    It wouldnt have been a deal breaker, but 40’s born me struggles with much of todays technology, and accumulating a number of old faves
    that will no longer accompany me on our journeys
    Keep your android and carplay.

    Russ Elliott

  10. James G says:

    Bought a 2019 CX-5. All around, a great vehicle. However, just the omission of a cd player in favor of a voice activated system that doesn’t work, a music hub that requires an Apple product to play music, zero possibilities for sub-woofers or speaker modification, zero possibility of playing any of my CD collection, ensures that I will be selling this vehicle asap and never coming back to Mazda. Everything but the electronics are great, but messing with my stereo system is where I draw the line. The salesperson promised me I could mod it. He was wrong and I’m pissed about it.

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