The 2021 Mazda CX-9 boasts a crafty exterior, superior performance, reliable safety features, impressive technology, and a comfortable interior. How does it measure up against the competition in the midsize crossover SUV segment? To answer your question, at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA, 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. To obtain a fair assessment, we have equated 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, both the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Subaru Ascent are at the same level when it comes to performance. Though the 2021 Mazda CX-9 has a higher torque rating, the 2021 Subaru Ascent offers higher engine horsepower. While the Mazda CX-9 has an output of 250 hp, the Ascent has an output of 260 hp.
In terms of technology, both SUVs are compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. Further, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is equipped with a 10.25-inch full-color center display and the 2021 Subaru Ascent is fitted with a STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation. Meanwhile, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 comes with an Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition that isn’t offered by the 2021 Subaru Ascent.
While both models have safety features such as a Collision Warning System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Departure Warning System, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 has some additional features such as the Driver Attention Alert, 360º View Monitor, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, and Engine-immobilizer Anti-theft System.
Thus, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 has an upper hand in terms of technology and safety. If you’re interested in taking the 2021 Mazda CX-9 for a spin, schedule a test drive at Tuttle-Click Mazda in Irvine, CA!