2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-9
2021 MAZDA CX-9 2020 MAZDA CX-9


2.5L Turbo I-4 2.5L Turbo I-4


250 1 250 1

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/28 * 22/28 *

Infotainment Display

10.25-in. touchscreen 7.0-in. touchscreen

2021 MAZDA CX-9 vs 2020 MAZDA CX-9

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

At Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills, our customers often inquire about the updates that have been made to some of our most popular models. The Mazda CX-9 is a midsize crossover SUV with exciting capabilities, premium features, and a pleasing style. Now that you are preparing to make your next purchase, you understandably want to know about the differences between the 2020 and 2021 versions of the Mazda CX-9. These are both second-generation versions, but the 2021 Mazda CX-9 shows off some updates that could influence your selection. What should you know about these two exciting possibilities?


You will not find any significant differences in capabilities between the 2020 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 version. Both trim levels have the same powertrain offered across their full trim lineups. This is a Skyactiv®-G four-cylinder, 2.5-liter Dynamic Pressure engine. It produces 227 horsepower and is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. In addition, it is paired with front-wheel drive. For improved performance, both model years also have a manual shifting function and a sport driving mode.


Regardless of the model year selected, the Mazda CX-9 has hypnotizing, sleek curves that are easy to fall in love with. For 2021, the Mazda CX-9’s Signature trim comes with a fresh grille design. This design corresponds beautifully with the Mazda CX-9’s angled LED headlights and the chrome accents that run through the lower fascia. Both model years are equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, chrome accents, and heated side mirrors.


You will find several impressive improvements throughout the 2021 trim levels. For example, the 2021 version debuts the Carbon Edition trim. This trim level has a premium paint job, red leather seats, and a few extras. If you opt for the 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature, quilting is a new addition to the leather seats. Throughout the full 2021 trim line, the 10.25-inch display screen is a welcome improvement. Regardless of the model year selected, some or all of the Mazda CX-9’s trim levels have radar cruise control, smart device integration, a sunroof, captain’s chairs in the second row, a navigation system, and more.

Are you ready to get more familiar with the Mazda CX-9’s updates, features, and abilities? Request an appointment with one of our sales associates at Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills by calling or emailing the sales office today.

* EPA-estimated mileage. Actual results will vary.
1. 250 hp with 93 octane fuel. 227 hp with 87 octane fuel.