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2021 Mazda CX9: Exhilarating elegance

Edward Green |
Mazda CX 9 is the brand’s flagship three row midsize crossover SUV, able to meet the practical needs of a family while still appealing to owner’s sense of style and driving enjoyment.


For 2021, CX 9 receives upgrades to its technology and styling. New exterior designs are met by a high class interior featuring new seat patterning and the largest infotainment display to be equipped on a CX 9. Additionally, new Carbon Edition model helps owners express their individuality with bold styling. Mazda North American Operations announced the 2021 Mazda CX 9 will arrive in dealerships later this month.

Arriving in style after an invigorating journey, the CX 9’s sleek design is matched by its responsive performance. The Skyactiv G 2.5 Turbo engine equipped on all CX 9 models delivers a robust 320 lb ft of torque and 250 horsepower on premium (93 octane) gasoline or 310 lb ft of torque and 227 horsepower on regular (87 octane) gasoline. The turbocharged engine is paired with a quick shifting, Skyactiv Drive automatic transmission and has standard G Vectoring Control Plus.

Mazda’s predictive i Activ all wheel drive with off road traction assist is standard in CX 9 Signature and available on all other trim levels. Helping elevate the ownership experience at any level, numerous premium features are equipped as standard. New for the 2021 CX 9 Sport is a 10.25 inch large center display with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface. The new infotainment has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities and adds Mazda Connected Services capabilities that include a three year trial to access the ability to monitor and control the state of the CX 9 remotely by logging into the MyMazda app and in car Wi Fi hotspot2 with three months or 2GB trial.

The CX 9 Touring adds various seating upgrades, including leather trimmed first and second row seats, six way power passenger’s seat, slide and tilt function is upgraded on the second row bench seating and two USB charging ports in the second row. Other additions include power liftgate, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and auto dimming rearview mirror with Homelink. With the optional Touring Premium Package, occupants can further enjoy the CX 9 experience with Bose® 12 speaker premium audio, new wireless phone charger will be located in the storage compartment in front of the shifter.