Mazda updates the CX-9 crossover for the 2021 model year. There is slight price increase (+$70) compared with the base 2020 model.
A new mid-level Carbon Edition trim added. It brings a Polymetal Gray exterior color, 20-inch black wheels, gloss black mirrors and grille.
Inside there are red leather seats and details in black metallic finish; an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel; heated second-row seats, power-folding mirrors.
Reverse Braking Assist and Driver Attention Alert come standard for this grade.
A 10.25-inch infotainment display replaces the previous 7.0 inch and 9-inch ones. It adapts the brand’s latest Mazda Connect infotainment software, supporting a remote control function, in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The high-level CX-9 Signature trim received several updates too, including a Titanium Gray grille, 20-inch wheels with a Brilliant Silver finish, bigger dual tailpipes at the rear, patterned aluminum trim inside.
The 2021 pricing before a $1,100 destination fee is as follows:
- Trim Level Front-Wheel Drive i-Activ All-Wheel Drive
- Sport $33,960 $35,860
- Touring $35,750 $37,650
- Touring Premium Package $2,060 $2,060
- Carbon Edition $41,080 $42,980
- Grand Touring $41,940 $43,840
- Signature – $46,605
The current 2020 Mazda CX-9 costs between $33,890-46,215. Reviewers call it an excellent midsize SUV with one of the best driving dynamics in the class. It has a comfortable ride, a strong, fuel-efficient engine, an upscale cabin, loads of standard features available.
The 2020 CX-9 is a vehicle with almost no drawbacks, but there are still few ones. Its seats aren’t roomy enough compared to some rivals, cargo capacity is well below the class average. Its towing capacity is low for a midsize SUV.