2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-9

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-9
2021 MAZDA CX-5 2021 MAZDA CX-9


2.5L I-4 2.5L Turbo I-4


187 hp 227 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/31 * 22/28 *

  Seating Capacity

5 Passengers 7 Passengers

  Cargo Space

59.6 cu. ft. 71.2 cu. ft.

2021 MAZDA CX-5 vs 2021 MAZDA CX-9

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

At Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills, our sales associates often receive questions about the differences between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9. These crossovers are close siblings in the 2021 lineup, but they are noticeably unique in critical areas. This begins with a price differential of several thousand dollars. It continues to the availability of an extra row of seats in the Mazda CX-9. Are you ready to get more familiar with their other significant differences?


Several of the Mazda CX-5’s trim levels carry an I-4, 2.5-liter Skyactiv®-G engine that puts out 187 horsepower. Other 2021 Mazda CX-5 trim levels add Dynamic Pressure technology to the turbocharged variant of the base engine. The result is an output of 227 horsepower with standard fuel or 250 horsepower with premium fuel. The same Dynamic Pressure turbocharged engine is standard across the Mazda CX-9’s full trim line for the 2021 model year.


The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and the 2021 Mazda CX-9 share many elements of their design language, but they also showcase their individuality. For example, while they have the same grille shape, the Mazda CX-5’s grille has black mesh. The Mazda CX-9’s grille has a double-bar design with a chrome finish. The smaller Mazda CX-5 has a slightly more athletic look thanks to the swelled accentuation over the front fenders and the dramatic swoop through the hood. The Mazda CX-9, on the other hand, displays smoother flow from front to rear with less curvature through the profile and side accents.


You will not be disappointed with how well-equipped these Mazda crossovers are regardless of the model and trim selected. Shared features between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 are Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, a lane departure alert, heated seats, a standard or Bose premium sound system, a sliding and powered moonroof, and many other desirable features.

Are you interested in continuing your comparison of these crossovers and their trims in person? Schedule time to meet with one of our sales reps at Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills by calling us today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.