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A gray 2021 Mazda CX-9 is shown from the side parked on a driveway.

The Exhilarating New 2021 Mazda CX-9

Dynamic. Exhilaration. Prestige. These are the three things that are emphasized in the new 2021 Mazda CX-9. But what does that have to do with you? Every time you get into your vehicle, your situation is different. Sometimes you need a commuter vehicle, and sometimes you are trying to impress your boss or coworkers as they catch a ride. Still other times, you are using your vehicle as a date car so that your beloved significant other gets the most glamorous experience possible. Then, of course, there are the times when you have a handful of kids with you as you spend quality family time together. If this sounds like you, you don’t want to purchase a coupe or a sedan but rather an SUV that comes with more seats, more space, and more options to keep up with all that is happening in your life.

Your life is too dynamic not to have a dynamic vehicle be your chariot of choice. This is why Mazda made the CX-9; so you could have a trusted vehicle that would be there when you need 3-row seating but don’t need a tank-sized family vehicle. Feel the exhilaration of an engine that can push you past all the daily grind, but that also keeps up with prestige and safety, so you know you will arrive in one piece and look good doing it.

Space That Never Settles for Less

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 has the ability to change things up. Let’s say that today at work, you had a lunch appointment away from the office, and two coworkers need to go with you. You decided to drive, and everybody rode with you. Of course, no matter which CX-9 you get, you have nice, comfortable seats and plenty of them. With seating for 6-7 people, it is hard to run out of room.

For this trip, you had to bring a presentation board model, and fortunately, there is plenty of cargo space in the back. With all the seats up, the 2021 model of the Mazda CX-9 has 14.4 cu.ft. of cargo space, and just by flipping the rear seat down, that space magically doubles to an impressive and highly useful 38.2 cu.ft. of cargo space. Your presentation model easily fits into the back of your Mazda, and you still have plenty of room for all your coworkers.

The light gray seats are shown in a 2021 Mazda CX-9.

Keeping Your Precious Cargo Safe

Later that afternoon, you are taking your son and four of his teammates to their baseball game. You’re not the coach, but you always make time for your family, so you, of course, rely on your trusted CX-9 to get you there on time. All 7 of you easily fit into the 2021 model’s spacious and comfortable seats, but getting there safely is important too.

While going to the field, you use the radar cruise control with stop and go to maintain a safe speed and distance on the interstate. Staying in your lane is easy with the lane-keep assist and lane departure warning systems. The Mazda’s blind spot monitoring system with rear cross traffic alert makes changing lanes and backing out of parking spots a breeze, even with five young heads obstructing your view. And when pulling out of a crowded and energetic field at the end of the game, your Mazda’s smart brake systems can easily detect both wheeled and foot traffic and stop your vehicle even if you missed something. This safety feature is a must in a crowded situation such as this.

Features That Shine

The inside of the Mazda CX-9 really shines. You have the option of the beautiful parchment Nappa leather that puts your SUV on the same level as some luxurious vehicles. And, of course, the voice command infotainment center comes with a striking 10.25-inch full-color display that makes the ultimate multifunction command control. When you’re driving down the road, and you receive a text message, you can listen to and respond 100% hands-free. The heated front seats keep you and your passenger warm even on the coldest of nights, and the three-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter keeps the air at a comfortable temperature.

As you drive home from your evening festivities, the road is covered with fog, and it begins to drizzle. Luckily your 2021 Mazda CX-9 has no issue whatsoever with this predicament. The CX-9 comes with rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers, so you will always be able to see clearly. The headlights automatically turn on and off without you ever having to think about it, and they also come with auto height control, so you have fog lights exactly when and where you need them. The available front lightning system improves your visibility even more, which is especially important in such dismal weather.

When you turn on your heated side mirrors, they stay clean and clear regardless of the outside elements. Available power side mirrors with integrated LED turn signals alert everyone around you that you are changing lanes, so you are kept safe, even when it’s dark and stormy. It’s no wonder why so many people are labeling the 2021 model as the best CX-9 yet.

A gray 2021 Mazda CX-9 is shown from behind with its lights on at night.

Vacationing at its Best

If you’re planning a family vacation in the Mazda CX-9, you are definitely in for a treat. While the CX-9 has a FWD system that achieves 22 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway, if you opt for the AWD system, you’ll get some pretty impressive performance. Fuel efficiency does not decrease too badly with the AWD system, and you still get 20 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway. That’s a small price to pay for the off-roading capability that comes with your AWD CX-9. The off-road traction assist ensures you never get stuck on slick or dirt roads, so your family vacation is never ruined.

Of course, the aforementioned cargo space allows for maximum luggage and equipment, even if you are bringing along a lot of passengers. Don’t feel like you need to leave anything behind because there is plenty of room for everything in the CX-9. While you’re on the road, your infotainment center will provide you with plenty of tunes, books, and podcasts so you can choose to listen to whatever you like based on your family’s unique tastes and needs.

Wrapping It All up With the Mazda CX-9

At the end of the day, there are plenty of wonderful vehicles available out there. Each vehicle serves its own particular purpose and has its own unique target market. But if you’re in the market for an SUV that can fit plenty of people happily and comfortably without sacrificing safety or style, perhaps the 2021 model of the Mazda CX-9 is for you. There is plenty to be said about this fantastic vehicle, but a bunch of words on a screen will never have the same effect as seeing this majestic vehicle in person. So, find your local Mazda dealer and see this beautiful vehicle in person. Schedule your test drive today and see for yourself if this is the perfect vehicle for you.