CX-9 will slowly become the flagship SUV. The popularity of the mid-size segment is growing, but the smaller CX-5 is still the sales leader. Changes on the 2021 Mazda CX-9 will impress, and according to early announcements, it will make the vehicle more competitive to other models.
Mazda’s vehicles already stand out with their unique design and styling. The red color and the large grille are something that makes them eye-catching. Now, we will see a couple of updates for the 2021 Mazda CX-9. Technology, safety, and comfort are getting a boost. We are still waiting for news about hybrid and possible V6 drivetrain.
2021 Mazda CX-9 Needs More Power
A mid-size three-row SUV with a turbo-four engine as the only choice is all you can get from the current version. 250 ponies is not a bad result. But, most of its rivals are using a V6 drivetrain with outputs closer to 300 hp. Furthermore, there are already hybrid versions that boost moth outputs and fuel economy. There are some speculations that 2021 Mazda CX-9 hybrid is possible, especially now when the company launched such a drivetrain for its compact CX-3.
NHTSA tests return five stars for overall safety. What can be better than that? Mazda plans to add the i-Activsense driver assistance for the base package. part of this suite is adaptive cruise control and emergency braking. Engineers will upgrade the sensors for pedestrian detection and lane keep assist. The good news is those features are included in the base offer.
Accessories and Comfort
The base configuration for the 2021 CX-9 comes with seven seats. However, you can take out one spot by installing the captain’s chairs in the middle row. Well, this option will cost you, since the upgrade is available only with the Signature trim. This is not going to be the only addition since the company announced the new liftgate and the off-road package.
Price and Release Date for the 2021 Mazda CX-9
The price of the new 2021 Mazda CX-9 depends on the hybrid and V6 engine. Extra equipment will be available for the 2020 season, while something is coming with the next update. The new SUV is coming late in 2020.