2021 Mazda CX-9 for Sale in Springfield, MA
If we were tasked with finding one adjective to describe the 2021 Mazda CX-9, it would be “sophisticated.” But one word isn’t adequate to characterize this exquisite crossover. Like its full-sized crossover peers, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 has ample cargo space, modern technologies, and active safety features. Where it stands out, though, is in its appearance and materials, with sharp lines that provide a commanding presence from the outside and a plush interior layout. All trims of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 get the latest Mazda infotainment system, and a new Carbon Edition trim level has entered the picture. To top it off, the Signature trim gets a new grille and unique leather upholstery.
Trims and Powertrain
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is an upscale and spacious three-row crossover that pleases drivers with its performance, ride quality, and desirable features. It’s offered in five trim levels – Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, and Signature – each of which gets a Skyactiv-G turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This capable powerplant produces 227 horsepower and 310 pounds-feet of torque with regular fuel and 250 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque with premium fuel. The transmission is a six-speed automatic.
The Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, and Grand Touring get front-wheel drive by default, but all-wheel drive is available; the Signature is made solely with AWD. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 can tow up to 3,500 pounds, making it ideal for anyone who has a small trailer to pull. According to EPA estimates, the FWD 2021 Mazda CX-9 gets 22 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway. With AWD, it achieves 20 city/26 highway. Now, we’ll run through each of the trim levels’ standard and available equipment.
The Sport can seat up to seven passengers and comes with some high-end features that aren’t often found on entry-level trims. Outside, it gets LED headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated power-adjustable side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, rear privacy glass, 18-inch wheels, and keyless entry. The interior contains tri-zone automatic climate control, power door locks with speed-sensitive auto locking, push-button ignition, two USB ports, two 12-volt power outlets (one up front and one in the cargo area), an overhead console with a holder for sunglasses, a power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, a 4.6-inch LCD meter display, 60/40 split fold-down and reclining second-row seats, a second-row center armrest with cup holders, a 50/50 split fold-down third-row seat, and a cargo area with storage boxes and an underfloor compartment.
The infotainment system has a 10.25-inch touchscreen – a newly standard upgrade for this model year. It also features voice recognition, SMS text messaging, Mazda Connected Services, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, a six-speaker sound system, and high-definition radio. The advanced active safety technologies in the Sport trim cover the bases with forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and hill launch assist. An E911 automatic emergency notification system is also provided.
The Touring gains Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry and Start, which doesn’t require you to have the key fob in hand, plus a power liftgate with programmable height adjustment, illuminated vanity mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a power front passenger seat, first- and second-row leather seats, and a second-row armrest with storage and two USB ports. The optional Touring Premium Package will supply LED fog lights, a moonroof, front and rear parking sensors, second-row retractable window shades, satellite radio, dual third-row USB charging ports, and a wireless smartphone charger. Second-row captain’s chairs with walkthrough are available, too, but will reduce seating capacity to six.
The all-new Carbon Edition gets the features from the Touring Premium Package, plus the captain’s chairs and exclusive Polymetal Gray paint and red leather upholstery. It also has adaptive front headlights, a windshield wiper de-icer, automatic power-folding side mirrors, aluminum roof rails, 20-inch wheels, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7-inch LCD meter display, a 12-speaker Bose Centerpoint 2 surround sound audio system, paddle shifters, aluminum interior trim, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated second-row seats. Its active safety slate is enhanced with driver attention alert and reverse automatic braking as well.
The Grand Touring loses the Carbon Edition’s special paint and red leather but adds a selection of high-end features, including a hands-free liftgate, integrated navigation, and an active driving display with traffic sign recognition. As far as its seating configuration, the second-row bench seat returns, putting seating capacity back at seven (although buyers can still opt for the captain’s chairs).
The top-of-the-line Signature gets the second-row captain’s chairs as standard, but with a center console instead of the third-row walkthrough. This tricked-out trim also gets standard AWD, a brand-new trim-specific grille with LED accent lighting, real wood interior trim, and first- and second-row Nappa leather upholstery with quilted stitching and piping.
Standard and Optional Features
The base Sport comes with automatic high beams, automatic LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated body-colored side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, rear privacy glass, a rear roof spoiler, 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, three zones of automatic climate control, two 12-volt power outlets (one up front and one in the cargo area), two center console USB ports, a rearview camera, remote connected car services, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 60/40 split fold-down and reclining second-row seats with tilt-and-slide third-row access, and 50/50 split fold-down third-row seats.
The Touring gets an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, a power liftgate, second-row USB ports, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, and leather upholstery. It’s eligible for a Touring Premium Package (LED fog lights, a moonroof, front and rear parking sensors, second-row retractable window shades, a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system, two third-row USB ports, and a wireless smartphone charger). The Carbon Edition includes those optional features, plus adaptive front lighting, a windshield wiper de-icer, automatic power-folding side mirrors, chrome exterior trim, roof rails, 20-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror (still with HomeLink), steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, memory functions for the driver’s seat, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, aluminum and black interior trim, heated second-row captain’s chairs (reduces seating capacity to six), and trim-specific first- and second-row red leather upholstery.
While the Grand Touring loses the red leather seats and black interior trim, it keeps the aluminum and adds a head-up display with traffic sign recognition. The Signature is loaded, getting LED grille accent lighting, wood interior inlay, and heated second-row captain’s chairs with a center console.
Active Safety and Technology Features
Every 2021 Mazda CX-9 has a standard package of active safety technologies (adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist). The Carbon Edition adds driver attention alert and reverse automatic braking, while the Grand Touring and Signature get a surround-view monitor.
The Sport and Touring have an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen and voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, and a six-speaker audio system. The Touring is eligible for a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system through the Touring Premium Package, which the trims above it receive as standard along with satellite radio.
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