2021 Mazda CX-9 on the road

How Fuel-Efficient Is the 2021 Mazda CX-9?

Performance Features of the 2021 Mazda CX-9

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is the Mazda brand’s offering in the three-row midsize crossover SUV segment. An appealing exterior, stylish and comfortable interior, and superior safety systems make the 2021 Mazda CX-9 a great vehicle for your family. What’s more, you can express your individuality by choosing from a range of colors available on the 2021 Mazda CX-9. But how does it fare in terms of performance? At Berkshire Mazda in Pittsfield, MA, we give you an overview about the performance features of the 2021 Mazda CX-9.

Engine Available on the 2021 Mazda CX-9

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is equipped with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT) that has an output of 227 hp and a torque rating of 310 lb.-ft. when loaded with 87 octane regular unleaded fuel. Conversely, when loaded with 93 octane premium unleaded fuel, the engine has an output of 250 hp and a torque rating of 320 lb.-ft. This engine is combined with the SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport Mode.  

2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior Dashboard
2021 Mazda CX-9 Interior Seating

Fuel Economy of the 2021 Mazda CX-9

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is available with two types of drivetrains: Front-wheel drive or i-ACTIV AWD® with Off-road Traction Assist. With the front-wheel drive, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 gives 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, with the i-ACTIV AWD®, the SUV gives 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

What Is the i-ACTIV AWD® Available on the 2021 Mazda CX-9?

The i-ACTIV AWD® is a fully autonomous AWD system that has been designed to give you the finest traction on all types of terrains: be it a rainy highway road or a snowy hilly road. Its excellent off-road capability is combined with outstanding fuel economy. What’s more, this intelligent system constantly monitors road conditions and checks for tiny variations in wheel speed. It analyzes this data, calculates the torque, and sends it to the rear wheels to prevent slippage.


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What Is the G-Vectoring Control Plus System?

The G-Vectoring Control (GVC) Plus System helps you stay in better control of the vehicle. While cornering, the GVC Plus applies the brakes to the outer wheels even as the steering wheel returns to the center position. Thus, it provides greater stability by restoring the vehicle in the straight-line running position in a matter of seconds. Whether it’s emergency avoidance maneuvers or high-speed lane changes, the G-Vectoring Control Plus System will hold you in good stead.

Are you interested in learning more about the performance features of the 2021 Mazda CX-9? Visit us at Berkshire Mazda in Pittsfield, MA, or schedule a test drive today. We will be happy to give an in-person overview of this dapper SUV!