Vehicle Profile: 2021 MAZDA CX-9
If you’re looking for a three-row crossover that unites comfort, practicality, and style, look no further than the 2021 Mazda CX-9. The brand’s flagship family vehicle offers plenty of connectivity features, thrilling driving dynamics, and even a wealth of standard safety technology. Plus, for the latest model year, it gained an updated infotainment system and even a new special edition.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 offers four distinct trim levels: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, and Grand Touring. All models come standard with front-wheel drive, but you can opt for i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist.
Every Mazda CX-9 comes equipped with a powerful and efficient SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine. This spirited mill delivers a maximum of 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, channeled through a six-speed SKYACTIV®-Drive automatic transmission. Together, this dynamic duo earns up to 28 mpg on the highway. It also enables you to tow up to 2,000 pounds — enough to bring along a boat or small trailer to haul gear for your next family camping trip. And with available i-ACTIV AWD®, you can enjoy a confident ride in any weather. Plus, Off-road Traction Assist provides extra grip when traversing loose surfaces and deep ruts.
Comfort and spaciousness
On the inside, the Mazda CX-9 is loaded with standard features that cost extra on other models. Every trim comes with a three-zone automatic climate control system with a pollen filter, a six-speaker sound system, and convenient Push Button Start. Plus, it boasts standard three-level heated seats and a leather-accented interior. Upgrade for even more luxuries, like a heated steering wheel, leather-trimmed first- and second-row seats, heated second-row outboard seats, and ventilated front seats.
In addition to its luxurious interior, the CX-9 offers plenty of practical cargo space. Behind the third row, you’ll find 14.4 cubic feet of room. Fold those back seats down to enjoy 38.2 cubic feet of cargo space. And if you flatten the entire back seat, you’ll have access to all 71.2 cubic feet of storage. Opt for the available hands-free power rear liftgate to make loading and unloading your cargo a breeze.
Connectivity and convenience
Every 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a 10.25-inch infotainment display with voice commands and Mazda Connected Services. Upgrade for access to a wireless phone charging pad, a 12-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound System, and the built-in Mazda Navigation System. You can even enhance your daily drive with an available three-year complimentary subscription to SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link. This service provides more than just traffic updates and weather forecasts — it also puts local fuel prices, nearby parking information, and sports scores at your fingertips.
Advanced safety technology
The Mazda CX-9 comes standard with a class-leading selection of intelligent safety features. Its base-trim offerings include Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, and the Lane Departure Warning System. Standard Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go takes some stress out of long trips by maintaining a set speed and stopping distance relative to the vehicle ahead of you. And for more peace of mind, you can opt for Driver Attention Alert, Smart City Brake Support Reverse, and the 360-Degree View Monitor.
If you’re in the market for a smart, stylish, and modern family vehicle, consider the 2021 Mazda CX-9.
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This article is presented by Jake Sweeney Mazda.