Does the 2016 Mazda CX-9 Have LED Headlights?
LED headlights not only look great, but many drivers prefer driving with them over the typical halogen headlights. That’s why when an upscale SUV like the CX-9 is released, there are no doubt going to be many interested buyers asking the following question: Does the 2016 Mazda CX-9 have LED headlights?
Yes, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 does have LED headlights. In fact, they come standard on the model. You may have become used to having to move up multiple trim levels or pay a premium price to get LEDs, but that’s not the case with the all-new CX-9. Furthermore, as Mazda has stated, the CX-9 is the only midsize, three-row crossover SUV in its class with standard LED headlights and taillights.
What Are the Safety Benefits of LED Headlights?
So, what’s the big deal about standard LED headlights anyway? Are they really that great? Well, for one, they certainly look better than your normal halogen headlights, which is enough for many drivers. But there are also some safety benefits to having them too, which is important in a family-hauler like the CX-9.
According to Mazda, the CX-9’s low beam LED headlights produce 900 lumens per unit. Of course, that doesn’t mean much to the everyday driver, but considering that that’s twice the output of a comparable halogen headlight, it’s easy to get the picture. In fact, the CX-9’s LED headlights are roughly 35% brighter than standard halogens. Furthermore, the light penetrates the darkness 10% further than even the more high tech xenon HID units.
There are also benefits to the LED taillights. You may not realize it, but the LED taillights on the 2016 CX-9 can light up faster than halogen bulbs, which can be a great benefit when having to apply the brakes suddenly.
So, yes, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 does have LED headlights, and there are numerous safety benefits to them. Thankfully, they come at no extra charge in the all-new CX-9. To experience them for yourself, schedule a test drive with Mazda’s midsize SUV here at Mazda of Lodi.