The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is a three-row midsize crossover that embodies the perfect blend of style and performance. While competing vehicles do a decent job of transporting passengers from point A to point B, the CX-9 does it while turning more than a few heads. Goodyear area Mazda shoppers report that in addition to the CX-9’s attractive design, it’s also fun to drive, a claim that few rivals can make.
This year, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 get new infotainment technology, including a revised user interface and a new 10.3-inch display. According to the Mazda dealership near Goodyear, the top-spec Signature trim level gets even more upscale, with a redesigned grille, restyled wheels and quilted leather seats. The Signature also picks up a driver-attention monitor and rear automated emergency braking.
The new CX-9 Carbon Edition gives the CX-9 a blacked-out look combined with exclusive black paint, unique interior amenities, and lots of features. Other additions include a standard wireless charging system for the Touring, Grand Touring and Signature trims, and paddle shifters and an improved exterior camera for the Grand Touring and Signature.
Motor Trend writes: “Shopping for a three-row SUV shouldn’t mean giving up on owning a fun-to-drive vehicle ... Similar to how the compact CX-5 is the enthusiast’s pick of its segment, the CX-9 is the obvious three-row choice if you care about driving. The steering rack provides a nicely weighted, responsive feel, and the ride is firm enough to keep the big-body SUV composed but still compliant. It’s a fun thing to toss around a corner.”
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is offered in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring and Signature. The CX-9 is motivated by a 2.5-liter turbo-four engine that makes 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft with regular gas. With 93 octane fuel, the CX-9 produces 250 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed automatic gearbox. All models get standard front-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive.
Buyers looking for a crossover that gets exceptional fuel economy won’t be disappointed by the 2021 CX-9. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway for front-wheel-drive models.* With all-wheel drive, the CX-9 returns 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
The CX-9’s incredible handling is made possible in part by the standard G-Vectoring Control Plus system. When the vehicle corners, this system kicks in to aid stability by applying light braking force to the outer wheels. Off-roaders will appreciate the new off-road traction-assist button, which adds necessary grip when drivers take the CX-9 off the beaten path.