2021 Mazda CX-9: Changes, Carbon Edition, Price, Release Date, Rumors

The stylish mid-size crossover is about to come with a couple of very interesting novelties for the next year. According to the latest reports, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 will get both exterior and interior upgrades. We are about to see a completely new, Carbon Edition in the offer, as well as a new grille for the flagship model. On the inside, the biggest novelty is a new touchscreen, while there are several more tweaks to come. The rest of this amazing crossover will remain largely unchanged.

This means you may count on a crossover that offers outstanding driving experience, thanks to the class-leading handling and great driving dynamics. The engine is both powerful and efficient, while we also like the fact that the list of standard equipment is really long. As we are talking about Mazda, you may count on the impressive exterior and interior aesthetics, as well as on premium-quality materials on the inside. We expect that the new model will hit showrooms in about a month.

2021 Mazda CX-9 front

What’s new for 2021 Mazda CX-9?

When it comes to the 2021 Mazda CX-9 changes, there are several interesting things to mention. One of them is a new Carbon Edition. This model will be positioned between the Touring and Grand Touring model. In comes with several exclusive exterior details, starting from large 20-inch black wheels, Polymetal Gray exterior with gloss black trim for the mirrors and grille etc. There are also several exclusive details on the inside. Some of the highlights are red leather seats and black metallic trim for the dashboard, door panels, and handle bezels.

The rest of the range will also come with interesting novelties. The biggest one is a new 10.25-inch touchscreen, which will be standard in all models. Another thing we should mention is that the flagship Signature trim level, which comes with Titanium Gray grille and 20-inch wheels with a Brilliant Silver finish.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Redesign

Those would be the novelties for the next year. The rest is about to remain the same. This means you may count on the same mechanics, as well as on the same aesthetics. This is one of the best-looking models in the class, which also offers an impressive driving experience. The ride is very sporty but doesn’t feel too firm at all. If you’re looking a large crossover that is fun to drive, search no more.

The inside of this crossover has always been a special story. This may not be the most practical model in the class, but the amount of quality you get for the money is beyond impressive. This is arguably one of the nicest cabins in the class, which is characterized by loads of premium materials and impressive aesthetics. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment is really impressive.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior

On the other side, this crossover definitely isn’t among class-leaders when it comes to functionality and practicality. Most rivals are more spacious from the inside. Of course, this refers to the third row, while the first two rows are very comfortable and spacious. The cargo area isn’t particularly spacious either. You may count on just around 10 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall cargo volume goes around 71 cubic feet. Most rivals offer more than 80 cubic feet of total cargo volume, so we can say this is the biggest drawback of this amazing crossover.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Engine

Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. So, you may count on the excellent 2.5-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers around 227 horsepower with regular gasoline. If you pour premium fuel,  you may count on about 250 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, which makes this SUV a real pleasure to drive. The engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which does the job pretty well. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Those are some of the highest ratings in the class.

2021 Mazda CX-9 rear

Release Date and Price

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 will hit showrooms in about a month. The base price will go slightly under 34.000 dollars, while the new Carbo Edition will go just a little bit over 41.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Subaru Ascent, Kia Telluride etc.


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