2021 Mazda CX-9 – Review, Specs, Configurations, Price, and Interior

2021 Mazda CX-9

MSRP: $34,160 - $46,805
4.15

Reliability

3.9/5

Interior

3.6/5

Safety

4.8/5

Performance

4.4/5

Strengths

  • Powerful, energetic handling
  • Outstanding gas mileage
  • The cabin is great!
  • Strong engine

Weaknesses

  • Small hold of a cargo
  • 3rd row is cramped

Review 

In part, due to its dynamic performance and handling, along with its classy interior, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is near the top medium-class SUV. You need a large SUV family, but you don’t want one. You would not be driving your smaller, more sporty vehicle.  Well, maybe the 2021 CX-9 is a happy medium. Although the CX-9 may be a seven-passenger crossover, driving fun and an interior ambiance are given priority above maximum capacity and practicality.

That means now that there is less cargo room than these vast, long beasts. And larger children will fight to get in their third row. Only seven people can also be seated. In this way, the CX-9 should be seen as a two-row SUV with an extra row for rare occurrences. Honestly, that’s what most people use it for, and if it meets your needs, the CX-9 is an excellent way to go. It is a rewarding, convenient, and capable people hauling who feels, unlike a parent’s punishment.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Mazda CX-3, then click our post.

Price

The MSRP of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is ranging between $34,160 – $46,805.

Specs and Features

Engine2.5L I-4
Seating7 Passengers
Power227 @ 5000 rpm
Transmission6-spd auto w/OD
MPG22 City / 28 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 Mazda CX-9 include the following features:

  • Update the system of infotainment.
  • Trim debuts of the Carbon Edition

2021 Mazda CX-9 Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 are listed below:

1. Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $34,160. 

Specs and Features: It has features of 2.5L I-4 Engine, 227 @ 5,000 rpm Horsepower, 6-spd auto w/OD Transmission, 310 @ 2,000 rpm Torque, Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, 18″ gray aluminum Wheels, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, AM/FM/HD, seek-scan Radio, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, ABS and driveline Traction control, Heated mirrors, Cloth Seat trim, 50-50 bench Third-row seats, Front-wheel Drive type, Driver Lumbar support, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, and Rear air conditioning, with separate controls.

2. Sport 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Sport 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $36,060. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost identical to Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility. The only feature is the All-wheel drive.

3. Touring 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Touring 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport Utility is $35,950. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Sport. It comes with Leather Seat trim.

4. Touring 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Touring 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $37,850. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost identical to Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility. The only feature is the All-wheel drive.

5. Carbon Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Carbon Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $41,280. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Touring. It comes with 20″ black aluminum Wheels, Front Fog/driving lights, 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, Parking Assist, and SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio.

6. Carbon Edition 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Carbon Edition 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $43,180. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost identical to Carbon Edition 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility. The only feature is the All-wheel drive.

7. Grand Touring 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Grand Touring 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sport Utility is $42,140. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Carbon Edition. It comes with a Navigation system and 20″ silver aluminum Wheels.

8. Grand Touring 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Grand Touring 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $44,040. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Grand Touring 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Sport Utility. The only feature is the All-wheel drive.

9. Signature 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility

Price: The MSRP of the Signature 4dr i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility is $46,805. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Grand Touring. It comes with an All-wheel Drive type and Nappa leather Seat trim.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Configuration
2021 Mazda CX-9 Configuration

2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior

What is the seating capacity?

The three-row CX-9 can seat 6 or 7 people, whether you have a second-row bench or captain’s seat. It is simpler to reach the third row with the optional sliding and reclining second-row seats, but the space behind it is incredibly tight. The first and second rows are more spacious, and the cab is protected from the sounds of the roads and wind.

Standard are cloth upholstery, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable six-way driver’s seat. Upgrades include leather or premium leather upholstery, a power-adjustable eight-way seat for the driver, a six-way power adjusting the front seat for the passenger, ventilated front seats, heated 2nd-row seats, and a heated steering wheel.

How many Child Car Seats are there?

This car has two complete LATCH connectors for the outboard seat in the second row and a tether anchor for the passenger side seat in the third row.

Interior Quality

The CX-9 is filled with so many quality materials that critics positively compare it with a luxury car of brands such as Lexus or Audi. Higher trims include genuine wood inlays and accents of aluminum.

Cargo Space

Other three-row SUVs lay in Mazda’s cargo area. It has 14.4 cubic feet of capacity with all the seats up and 38.2 cubic feet behind the 2nd row, with both rear rows folded down and a total of 71.2 cubic feet. The Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot both have a maximum capacity of between 82 and 84 cubic feet. There is both a power lift and a free hand lift.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The infotainment system MazdaConnect is simple to use. With clear graphics, the touchscreen is broad and responsive. The physical controls are nicely placed.

  • Standard features for infotainment: a 10.3-inch touch screen, Android car, Apple CarPlay, a stereo for up to six speakers, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Available features: a navigation system, a 7-inch cluster of digital instruments, wireless charging device, four additional USB ports, satellite radio, and a Bose stereo 12-speaker
  • Further standard features: Automatic climate control push-button start and tri-zone
  • Additional features available: keyless proximity and a moonroof
2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior
2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Mazda CX-9?

Yeah, it is the best option because the Mazda CX-9 is a sporty, fun-to-drive SUV. If you desire greater passenger capacity and additional cargo rooms, choose the Honda pilot or Kia Telluride.

You may also Ask for

Will the 2021 Mazda CX-9 be redesigned?

With a bigger infotainment display and a Carbon Edition, the CX-9 changes its technology and style throughout 2021. In 2016, it was last renovated and felt its age.

Is there coming a new Mazda CX-9?

The Touring Premium Package is new for 2021 and has a fresh outside Polymetal Gray paint matching black accents with a red leather interior. The 2021 CX-9 is being released by Mazda at dealerships starting this month.

Does the Mazda CX-9 2021 look good?

The 2021 CX-9 is the family carrier for the driving enthusiast; surprisingly light on his feet, he often feels like driving a smaller SUV. The suspension is strong, yet it is still soft enough on rough roads. Complex suspension and precise steering provide excellent cornering control.

For more information about the latest Mazda CX-9, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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