Despite being introduced in 2016, the current generation of Mazda’s flagship crossover still looks pretty amazing, so we are pretty sure that the next year won’t bring any particular change. Most likely, the current generation will remain in production for a couple of more years. Therefore, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is about to carry on in the same way. We count on the same design, though there is always a chance to see some novelties in terms of standard equipment.
All this means that you may count on a crossover that offers amazing driving experience, which looks amazing and features impressive interior quality at the same time. The list of standard equipment is also pretty long. Still, that doesn’t mean that the 2021 Mazda CX-9 will be without weak points. As the overall design is about to remain the same, the cargo area will remain smaller compared to many rivals, while max towing capacity also isn’t particularly great. We expect to see the 2021 Mazda CX-9 release date scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2021 Mazda CX-9 Design
These days, we can hear all kinds of 2021 Mazda CX-9 rumors and while some suggest changes for the next year, we are pretty sure that won’t happen. So, you may count on the same design that was introduced in 2016, which received just a couple of tweaks over these four years. You can still count on Mazda’s gorgeous design language. Still, aesthetics aren’t the only great thing about CX-9. You may also count on probably best handling and overall driving experience among mainstream mid-size crossovers, mostly thanks to the excellent suspension setup.
All in all, the best we can see for the next year are novelties in terms of new color options, but even that doesn’t sound very likely, as Mazda proudly sticks to its familiar color options, which aren’t numerous but look really amazing.
Despite the rumors, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 facelift or redesign won’t happen, and the current model will remain in the same form for a couple of more years. This refers to the interior design as well. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that we are talking about one of the best-looking cabins in the class. The dashboard looks particularly amazing, both in terms of aesthetics and materials’ quality. Furthermore, the list of standard and available features is very generous, which brings an additional dose of opulence.
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 changes will be minimal and one of the things that certainly won’t change is the interior space. With the wheelbase of 115.4 inches, you may count on a typical amount of legroom for the class in all three rows. On the other side, the cargo area is smaller compared to most rivals. You may count on just 10 cubic feet behind the third row, while the total volume goes up to 71 cubic feet. Rivals like Honda Pilot, Chevy Traverse or Toyota Highlander offer way more than that.
When it comes to possible novelties for the next year, the first thing that comes to mind is the addition of new standard and available features. Each trim level should come with a couple of additions. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come with tech goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, voice recognition etc. On the other side, things like a 7-inch LCD driver’s display, a 9-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, second- and third-row dual USB ports, navigation, and a 12-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround-sound stereo are available in higher trim levels. We presume that some of these could become standard.
When it comes to safety features, all models come with things like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. A rearview camera, a traffic sign recognition system etc. Additionally, you can get things like parking sensors, adaptive headlights, and a surround-view parking camera.
2021 Mazda CX-9 Engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. Therefore, you may count on a familiar 2.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque if you use premium gasoline. The lack of horsepower (compared to rivals) is compensated with the impressive amount of torque, so driving dynamics are actually pretty amazing. The engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which also does a pretty good job.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on some of the highest ratings in the class, as this crossover returns around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2021 Mazda CX-9 Release Date and Price
Given the lack of changes, we are pretty sure that the launch won’t happen before the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the 2021 Mazda CX-9 price, base models should go around 34.000 dollars.