2021 MAZDA CX-9: EXTRAORDINARY ELEGANCE
TECHNOLOGICAL AND DESIGN UPDATES, PLUS A NEW MODEL
Aug 18, 2020
New standard 10.25-inch center display with latest-generation Mazda Connect infotainment system
Carbon Edition delivers unique styling and premium features to the three-row midsize crossover
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 will go on sale with a starting MSRP1 of $ 33,960 and arrive in dealerships later this month
IRVINE, Calif. (Aug. 18, 2020) – The Mazda CX-9 is the brand’s flagship three-row midsize crossover SUV capable of meeting the practical needs of a family while appealing to a sense of style and driving pleasure of the owner. For 2021, the CX-9 is receiving technology and styling upgrades. New exterior designs are filled with a premium interior with a new seat motif and the largest infotainment screen to be fitted on a CX-9. Additionally, the new Carbon Edition model helps owners express their individuality with bold style. Mazda North American Operations today announced that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 will arrive in dealerships later this month.
Arriving in style after an invigorating journey, the CX-9’s sleek design is matched by its responsive performance. The Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine fitted on all CX-9 models delivers robust torque of 320 lb-ft and 250 horsepower on premium gasoline (93 octane) or 310 lb-ft of torque and 227 horsepower on gasoline ordinary (87 octane). The turbocharged engine is mated to a six-speed, quick-change Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission and standard G-Vectoring Control Plus. Mazda’s predictive i-Activ all-wheel drive with off-road traction assist is standard on the CX-9 Signature and available on all other trim levels.
To help enhance the ownership experience at all levels, many premium features come standard. New to the CX-9 Sport 2021 is a large 10.25-inch center display with the latest Mazda Connect infotainment interface. The new infotainment comes with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM capabilities and adds Mazda Connected Services features that include a three-year trial to access the ability to monitor and control the CX-9’s condition remotely by connecting to the MyMazda application and on-board Wi-Fi -Fi hotspot2 with three months or 2 GB of trial. Mazda’s suite of i-Activsense safety features are standard, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Advanced Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning with lane keeping assistance and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. Other standard features include heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob, three-zone automatic climate control, six-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, Bluetooth hands-free phone and pairing audio, two front USB inputs, rear view camera, keyless entry and push button start. The CX-9 Sport features auto-on / off LED headlights with auto-leveling, LED taillights and daytime running lights, heated and power exterior mirrors, high beam control, a body-colored rear roof spoiler, 18 ” aluminum alloy wheels in a gray metallic finish, rain-sensing wipers and rear window protection.
The CX-9 Touring adds various seating upgrades, including leather-trimmed first and second row seats, a six-way power passenger seat, a slide-and-recline function on the second-row bench seat, and two USB charging in the second row. Other additions include the power tailgate, Mazda advanced keyless entry and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink.
With the optional Touring Premium Package, occupants can get more of the CX-9 experience with Bose® premium 12-speaker audio, a new wireless phone charger will be located in the front storage compartment shift lever, power sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, two third-row USB charging ports, LED fog lights, second-row retractable sun visor, SiriusXM® satellite radio with subscription to three month trial. In addition to this package, owners have the option of choosing between the second row bench seat or the second row captain’s chairs with armrest and center passage at no additional cost.
The new CX-9 Carbon Edition models build on the CX-9 Touring with Premium Touring Package, but offer exclusive styling with Polymetal Gray exterior paint, glossy black exterior mirrors and new designs for the glossy black grille and a 20 inch black metallic aluminum alloy wheels. The interior has red leather seats and black metallic interior trim on the dashboard, door panels and handle frames. The steering wheel will have paddle shifters. Smart City Brake Support Reverse and Driver Attention Alert are new i-Activsense safety features in Carbon Edition models. The CX-9 Carbon Edition comes standard with second row captain’s chairs with armrest and center passage. Other features include a hands-free power tailgate, ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, heated steering wheel, seven-inch TFT reconfigurable digital display, satin chrome roof rails, folding exterior mirrors power, adaptive front lighting system, eight power driver’s seats with lumbar support and memory positioning, chrome exterior trim, LED interior trim, wiper defroster and frameless mirror.
CX-9 Grand Touring Transitions from Touring Package with Premium Touring Package to Greater Peace of Mind with New Safety Features i-Activsense Smart City Brake Support Reverse and Driver Attention Alert Join 360 ° View Monitor with Sensors front and rear parking garage updated with high definition digital clarity. The interior is equipped with an active driving display with traffic sign recognition, Mazda navigation system, ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, heated steering wheel, indicator Reconfigurable seven-inch TFT digital driver’s seat, eight-way power adjustment with lumbar support and memory positioning, LED interior trim and frameless rearview mirror. Other practical and aesthetic upgrades include 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in a metallic silver finish, a hands-free power tailgate, satin chrome roof rails, power folding exterior mirrors, lighting system adaptive front, chrome lower exterior trim and wiper defroster.
In the highest trim level, the CX-9 Signature delivers all the appealing driving dynamics with the standard i-Activ all-wheel drive without compromising on design. The new grille design in a titanium gray metallic finish is a stunning first impression, especially with the accent LED grille lighting. A New Design 20-inch aluminum alloy rims in a shiny silver finish and larger twin tailpipes complete the stylish and exciting styling. The well-appointed interior styling has been enhanced with new quilting and piping on the first and second row seats and patterned aluminum on the dashboard, door panels and handle frames. Combined with second row captain’s seats with center console that provide a first class experience just like the first row with storage compartment for armrests, heated seat buttons and cup holders, Nappa leather seats, Santos Rosewood interior trim and stitching Unique behind the wheel, the CX-9 Signature provides a steering feel to all occupants.