2021 Mazda CX 9 comes standard with a 10.3-inch infotainment screen and is offered in the new Carbon Edition equipment.
Mazda updated the CX 9 to keep up with the competition for the top 10 three-row SUVs in an increasingly compact field.
This year, a 10.3-inch infotainment screen will be standard and a new uniquely designed Carbon Edition surface will be offered with 20-inch alloy wheels, a polymetallic gray exterior, and a glossy black exterior with leather seats. Red.
The Carbon Edition also has a ventilated front seat and heated steering wheel, a 7.0-inch diameter display, and an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support.
2021 Mazda CX 9 Price Range
The updated Mazda CX 9 sees a small bump in price for this coming year. The entry-level Sport trim, now $35,060, increases by $70, while the higher Grand Touring, now $43,040, gets a price increase of nearly $400.
All-wheel-drive remains a $1900 option on all the vehicles except for the Signature trim, which only comes with an all-wheel drive.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Changes to the 2021 Mazda CX 9 are not expected in this regard. We use the same recently updated 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Maximum torque now goes up to a pretty impressive 320 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the horsepower remains the same.
You can expect at least 227 horsepower. However, if you pour premium gasoline, the power increases to 250 hp.
In addition to great horsepower, this engine is also quite efficient, so you can get a fairly high mpg value from it.
You can count on around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which places this crossover among the class leaders.
The transmission is a 6-speed automatic that directs power to the front or all wheels. Choosing the AWD model will cut fuel economy by a few mpg.
Interior and Comfort of Mazda CX 9
What we really like about this crossover is the quality of the interior. This is definitely one of the strongest points of this model and we don’t expect any special changes.
The 2021 Mazda CX 9 has perhaps the best-looking cabin in its class, with a pretty attractive dashboard with impressive material quality almost comparable to a premium crossover.
The Mazda CX 9 interior features high-quality materials and detailed styling but lacks space for passengers and luggage compared to other SUVs in this segment.
Mazda has tastefully arranged soft-touch plastic with beautiful grain, brushed aluminum, and in our signature test car, real rosewood.
The 2021 Mazda CX 9 smaller size means limits in the real world. Behind the third row of Mazda, we can only pack our two suitcases. This is one of the three configured by Ford Explorer.
Then, the second and third rows of the CX-9’s seats are enough to fold in a quick configuration change, and the resulting cargo floor is flat, making it easy to load bulky items.
- Front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 6-passenger, 4-door wagon
PRICE AS TESTED
- $47,560 (base price: $47,160)
- With turbocharging and intercooling, DOHC, 4-way 16-valve, aluminum block, and head, direct fuel injection
- 152 in3, 2488 cm3
- 250 hp @ 5000 rpm
- 320 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
- 6-speed automatic
- Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink
- Brakes (F/R): 12.6-invented disc/12.8-in disc
- Tires: Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus, P255/50R20 104V M+S
- Wheelbase: 115.3 in
- Length: 199.4 in
- Width: 77.5 in
- Height: 67.6 in
- Passenger volume: 136 cu ft
- Cargo volume: 14 cu ft
- Curb weight: 4364 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
- Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
- 60 mph: 7.0 sec
- 100 mph: 19.3 sec
- Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.7 sec
- Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec
- Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.9 sec
- 1/4 mile: 15.4 sec @ 90 mph
- Top speed (governor limited): 132 mph
- Braking, 70–0 mph: 169 ft
- Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
- Observed: 20 mpg
- 75-mph highway driving: 25 mpg
- Highway range: 480 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
- Combined/city/highway: 23/20/26 mpg