Eric's Autos: 2021 Mazda CX-9
All trims come standard with the same 2.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
All trims come standard with a new 10.25-inch LCD screen, and a Carbon Edition has been added to the trim mix. It includes polymetal gray exterior paint, red leather seats and trim, 20-inch dark finish wheels, adaptive headlights that turn with the steering wheel and heaters for the rear seats, among other upgrades.
It's like a Miata that looks like a crossover.
It seats five more than a Miata.
It's more powerful than a Miata.
What's Not So Good
It has one fewer seat than other same-sized crossovers.
Its powerful engine requires premium fuel to make maximum power.