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2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
MSRP
$43,180
Invoice
$40,848
Average Price Paid
$43,059
56 listings nationwide

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Sport AWD
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Carbon Edition AWD
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Sport AWD
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2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Translated, the Japanese concept of jinba ittai refers to a horse and rider as one. Mazda has adopted it as a guiding philosophy for all of its products, and among them, the 2021 CX-9 ...

2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Mazda CX-3, a subcompact crossover, was introduced for the 2016 model year and refreshed for 2019. It carries over pretty much unchanged for 2021—with the exception of one new stan...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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Specs

2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
148 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
320 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
146 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.3 cu ft 17.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,434 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 199.4 in 168.3 in
Width 77.5 in 69.6 in
Height 69 in 60.7 in
Wheelbase 115.3 in 101.2 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
2021 Mazda CX-3
Sport AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Metallic Paint
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic Paint

Option Packages

  • Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
  • Rear Parking Sensors

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