Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD SUV 2021 Review

We take the Mazda CX-9 Azami LE for a Road Test Review

Mazda CX-9 Azami LE – Mazda CX-9 has always been something just a little special in the upper end SUV range. The latest Azami LE takes the quality to a new level.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD Front Qtr  The stylish update LE features a new 20-inch alloy wheel design, Titanium Grey metallic front grille finish and larger rear tailpipes.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD interior

Inside its pure quality with quilted Nappa leather, aluminium trim highlights and a special feature the mid row captain seats.

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2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD captains chairs

The two second-row seats are separated by an impressively appointed central console and offer individual electric adjustment, as well as heating and ventilation functions.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD features

‘Walk-in’ electronic access to the third row seats, improved infotainment and connectivity as well as a 10.25 inch touch screen and a host of additional safety features complete the standard package.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD engine

CX-9 is powered by a 2.5L Skyactive turbo 4 Cyl petrol engine that produces a reasonable 170Kw/420Nm. There is a six speed AT and I=Active AWD.

Mazda CX-9 has always been a slightly underrated luxury AWD SUV and the latest model is excellent priced from around $73,875 plus the usual costs it’s a little pricey but definitely should be on the shopping  list

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2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD dash

What is good?

  • Comfort and features
  • Luxurious interior
  • Captain’s chairs for second row

What is not so good?

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2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD profile

Model   

2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD SUV

Model Price $73,875 MLP*
Engine 2.5L 4 Cyl Turbo Skyactive
Drivetrain 6 Sp AT AWD
Power 170kW at 5.000rpm
Torque 420 Nm @ 2,000rpm
Safety Five Star ANCAP 2016
CO2 Emissions 211 g/km
Economy ADR 9.0 L/100km
Tow Capacity 2000 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 150 kg
Servicing 12mths/ 10000km Capped Price
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD rear Qtr

Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 9
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 7
Infotainment/Technology 9
Value for Money 9

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Mazda CX-9 Azami LE AWD SUV Overall Rating
  • 9/10
    Behind the Wheel - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Comfort - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Equipment - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Infotainment/Technology - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Performance             - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Ride and Handling            - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Towing Ability     - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Value for Money - 9/10
8.7/10

Summary

Mazda CX-9 has always been a slightly underrated luxury AWD SUV and the latest model is excellent priced from around $73,875 plus the usual costs it’s a little pricey but definitely should be on the shopping  list

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.