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 three-row 2021 Mazda CX-9 can seat up to seven and is available in five trim levels: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, and Signature. Each trim gets a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 227 hp (250 hp with premium fuel); the transmission is a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available for each trim except for the Signature, which gets it as standard. According to EPA estimates, the FWD versions return 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. With AWD, they get 20 city/26 highway. All five can tow up to 3,500 lb.
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.