Work In Progress..
- '18 CX-9 Signature
I personally don't like the captain's chairs for 2020 in the CX-9. The bench offers everything that the captain's chairs do, plus more. With the bench you can still individually recline/slide with the center armrest down for 2 people, plus once you have the seats down you don't have to deal with that intruding armrest hump with the captain's chair setup.... basically you get less utility with the captain's chair.
If the CX-9 was more spacious and the captain's chairs had leg rests/ottoman's when reclined, then it would give it some added "value", but the way it's setup now, it's not anymore luxurious than the bench in a practical sense and only takes away, you lose a seat and it intrudes cargo space.
The 2020 CX-9 Sig has even less utility because of the fixed armrest where the passthrough between the captain's chairs would normally be. You basically trade a bench seat for some extra storage. I don't know why they thought this was a good idea.