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News 2021 Mazda CX-9 Is Updated and Gets Two New Models

2021 Mazda CX-9 Is Updated and Gets Two New Models

New features, both luxury and technology, and visual updates will greet buyers of the new 2021 Mazda CX-9


  • There’s a new Kuro Edition, and a 100th Anniversary Edition.

  • Exterior and interior are revised.

  • 2021 Mazda CX-9 arrives in Canadian dealerships next month.


The 3-row flagship Mazda SUV that is the Mazda CX-9 gets a host of updates where it really matters.

The 2021 CX-9 will still be powered by the torque-rich Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre turbocharged engine which delivers 320 lb.-ft. of torque and 250 horsepower on premium (93 octane) gasoline or 310 lb-ft of torque and 227 horsepower on regular (87 octane) gasoline. A 6-speed automatic transmission and Mazda’s predictive i-Activ all-wheel drive are standard.

2021 Mazda CX-9 | Photo: Mazda


2021 Mazda CX-9 GS – $39,900

The CX-9 will feature, as standard, Mazda’s suite of i-Activsense safety features which includes Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function, Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and more. As far as standard equipment is concerned, all CX-9s get heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, three-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power driver’s seat, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Visually, look for LED head- and taillights, 18-inch wheels, and much more.


2021 Mazda CX-9 GS-L – $43,600

Here, the GS-L adds leather seating, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel with paddle shifters, 20-inch wheels, power tailgate, moonroof, 9-inch touchscreen, and so on. An optional Captain’s Chair package ($300) replaces the rear bench.

2021 Mazda CX-9 | Photo: Mazda


2021 Mazda CX-9 GT – $48,850

The GT gains new i-Activsense safety features Smart City Brake Support Reverse and Driver Attention Alert joining the 360° View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors. Also, it gets navigation, a 7-inch digital gauge display, cooled front seats, LED fog lights, and interior lighting, among other features. Here too, the optional Captain’s Chair package ($300) can replace the rear bench.


2021 Mazda CX-9 Kuro Edition – $50,150

It is exclusively painted in Polymetal Grey or Jet Black exterior paint and features gloss black door mirrors, new gloss black front grille, and 20-inch black metallic aluminum alloy wheels. The cabin is covered in Garnet Red leather on the seats and the steering wheel includes red stitching. There are various other black metallic accents throughout. The Kuro is delivered with 2nd row Captain’s chairs.


2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature – $51,850

It is offered with a new titanium grey metallic-finish front grille with LED accent lighting, 20-inch light-grey high-lustre aluminum alloy wheels, and larger dual tailpipes. The cabin gains new quilting and piping on the first and second-row Nappa leather seats while patterned aluminum is found on the dashboard and elsewhere. 2nd row Captain’s chairs are standard and include a premium centre console with armrest storage compartment, heated seat buttons, and cupholders.


2021 Mazda CX-9 100th Anniversary – $53,350

It is offered exclusively in Snowflake White Pearl, as a tribute to Mazda’s first passenger car, the R360 Coupe. It features Garnet Red Nappa leather upholstery and matching floor carpet in red, white contrasting elements on the lower dash panel, and front and rear door panels. Special 100th Anniversary commemorative badging is included is features on the body and in the cabin. Best of all, purchasers will get a highly-detailed scale model of the Mazda R360 as a gift.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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