The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is the Mazda brand’s offering in the three-row midsize crossover SUV segment. It combines a fun-to-drive experience with practicality and comfort. Additionally, it offers great fuel efficiency, impressive safety features, and superior technology. Of course, before you decide on the 2021 Mazda CX-9, you would want to learn how it stacks up against the competition. For this reason, at Berkshire Mazda Pittsfield in Pittsfield, MA, we have put together a comparison guide of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Subaru Ascent!
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is available in five trims: Sport, Touring, Carbon Edition, Grand Touring, and Signature. The 2021 Subaru Ascent is available in four trims: Ascent, Ascent Premium, Ascent Limited, and Ascent Touring. For a fair comparison, we have contrasted the base trims of both SUVs, i.e., the 2021 Mazda CX-9 Sport vs 2021 Subaru Ascent.
2021 Mazda CX-9
2021 Subaru Ascent
|SKYACTIV®-G 2.5 Dynamic Pressure Turbo
||2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine|
||Fuel Economy – City/Highway (mpg)
||Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
As seen in the table above, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Subaru Ascent are neck-to-neck when it comes to performance. While the 2021 Mazda CX-9 offers a higher torque rating, the 2021 Subaru Ascent has a higher engine horsepower. The CX-9 delivers 250 hp, while the Ascent delivers 260 hp.
However, on other parameters, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 has an edge. In terms of safety features, both models have a collision warning system, lane departure warning system, and cruise control. The 2021 Mazda CX-9, meanwhile, has some additional features such as the Driver Attention Alert, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, 360º View Monitor, and Engine-immobilizer Anti-theft System.
With respect to infotainment, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes with a 10.25" full-color center display, while the 2021 Subaru Ascent is equipped with a STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation. Considering audio multimedia, while the CX-9 has a Bose® Centerpoint® 2 Surround Sound System with AudioPilot® 2 and 12 speakers, the Ascent comes with a Harman Kardon Quantum Surround Sound audio system. Both SUVs are integrated with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The 2021 Mazda CX-9 also comes with an Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition, which isn’t available on the 2021 Subaru Ascent.
Are you interested in learning more about the 2021 Mazda CX-9? Visit us at Berkshire Mazda Pittsfield or schedule a test drive today!