2021 MAZDA CX-9

Original MSRP Range
$34,160 - $46,805
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
20 - 22 MPG City / 26 - 28 MPG Hwy
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2021 MAZDA CX-9

What We Like

  • Strong acceleration
  • Good fuel economy
  • Impressive all-wheel drive system
  • Handsome interior
  • Great handling


Expert Rating

3.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.9/ 5


How Much Does a 2021 MAZDA CX-9 Cost?

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes in Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, and Signature trim levels. Where it’s not standard, all-wheel drive is an extra $1,900. Sport ($35,060) has 18-in alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, auto-off LED headlights, iActivsense driver aids ( forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning/lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beams), keyless entry/ignition, rain-sensing wipers, power windows/door locks, heated side mirrors, rear privacy glass, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, 60/40 split/folding second-row seat, 50/50 split/folding third-row seat, Mazda Connect infotainment system with 10.25-in full-color touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, internet radio, and a 6-speaker audio system. Touring ($36,850) adds leather seating surfaces, powered slide/recline second-row seating, powered liftgate, 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with lumbar support, and two USB ports for the second row. Touring trim is eligible for a Touring Premium package that adds LED fog lights, powered moonroof, front/rear parking sensors, second-row retractable window shades, wireless charging, two USB ports for the third row, satellite radio, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system. When ordering this package, buyers may choose a bench or two captain’s chairs for the second row at no extra charge. The new-for- 2021 CX-9 Carbon Edition ($42,180) has the contents of the Touring Premium package and heated captain’s chairs in the second row, adding red leather seating surfaces, metallic black interior accents, automatic reverse emergency braking, driver attention monitoring, heated/ventilated front seats, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory settings, and hands-free liftgate operation. The exterior has metallic black-finished 20-inch alloy wheels, black side mirror housings (these are also power-folding), adaptive headlights, wiper de-icer, and Satin Chrome roof rails. The Carbon Edition comes in Polymetal Gray. Grand Touring ($43,040) doesn’t have some of the special cosmetic elements of the Carbon Edition, but still has the equipment from the Touring Premium package. It also comes with 20-in silver-finished alloy wheels, head-up display, navigation, heated steering wheel, and a 360-degree camera system. Signature ($47,705) has all-wheel drive as standard, LED grille lighting accents, Nappa leather upholstery (with upgraded quilting and piping), rosewood trim, and a center console for the second row. Individual options include three paint upgrades (the popular Soul Red Crystal Metallic is $595), a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and a 3,500-pound trailer hitch.

CX-9 Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
CX-9 Carbon Edition AWD$43,180 / $40,8484 Cylinder Turbo22720 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Carbon Edition FWD$41,280 / $39,0494 Cylinder Turbo22722 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Grand Touring AWD$44,040 / $41,6594 Cylinder Turbo22720 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Grand Touring FWD$42,140 / $39,8634 Cylinder Turbo22722 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Signature AWD$46,805 / $44,2734 Cylinder Turbo22720 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
CX-9 Sport AWD$36,060 / $34,1164 Cylinder Turbo22720 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Sport FWD$34,160 / $32,3194 Cylinder Turbo22722 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Touring AWD$37,850 / $35,8084 Cylinder Turbo22720 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
CX-9 Touring FWD$35,950 / $34,0124 Cylinder Turbo22722 / 286-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MAZDA CX-9 Safety

Is the 2021 MAZDA CX-9 a Safe Car?

The 2021 CX-9 comes standard with a comprehensive array of safety features, such as traction/ stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a full complement of airbags that includes front, front side, and side-curtain airbags covering all three rows. Among the advanced driver aids are Advanced Smart City Brake Support with low-speed collision warning and avoidance and pedestrian detection (at up to 19 miles per hour), Smart Brake Support with forward collision mitigation that works at highway speeds, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning/lane-keeping assistance. In crash tests, the Mazda CX-9 has an overall score of five stars out of five from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the CX-9 top marks in every major category, resulting in a Top Safety Pick+ accolade.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$49,956 ($0.67 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Cargo & Side Storage Nets Pkg


2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs the competition

2021 Honda Pilot — The Pilot has seating for eight, a larger cargo area than the CX-9, standard driver aids on every trim, and a V6 engine. But it’s not styled as elegantly, nor is its fuel economy as good. 2021 Toyota Highlander — The Highlander is a sharp-looking SUV that offers a 295-hp V6 as standard, which is great for towing but not so good on gas. Like the Pilot, the Highlander can seat eight occupants, although its third-row seat is rather small. There’s also a hybrid model. 2021 Ford Explorer — The Explorer offers a choice of powerful engines, including a 300-hp EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder, a 365-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, and a 3.3-liter hybrid drivetrain. It also offers an advanced all-wheel drive system and plenty of upscale features. 2021 Kia Telluride — Spacious, comfortable, well equipped, and keenly priced for the class. One of the best contenders. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse — Exceptionally spacious for people and their stuff, and also priced competitively. Obtaining all the safety features does mean choosing one of the higher trims, though. 2021 Subaru Ascent — Comes with all-wheel drive as standard, plus many advanced safety features and the ability to tow 5,000 pounds. 2021 Nissan Pathfinder — The Pathfinder offers a similarly sleek exterior and a modern cabin filled with high-tech options. It can also tow up to 6,000 pounds. Used Infiniti QX60 A 2015 to 2018 Infiniti QX60 has exceptional style and comfort, impressive ride and handling talents, and a stunning interior.

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