2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas 

2021 Mazda CX-9 vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Shopping for a premium new three-row SUV with comfortable seating for the whole family? The Mazda CX-9 and the Volkswagen Atlas have been frequenting wishlists for years.

If you happen to find yourself stuck choosing between the 2021 Mazda CX-9 and the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas this year, you’re in the right place. Here we unwrap some of the most prominent factors today’s buyers look at when cross-shopping these exciting entries.  

2021 Mazda CX-9


2021 Volkswagen Atlas

$34,160 Starting MSRP $31,545
227-hp turbocharged 2.5L inline-4 engine Baseline Engine 235-hp turbocharged 2.5L inline-4 engine
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert  Available
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda CX-9 

Compared to rivals the Mazda CX-9 is arguably one of the best-driving three-row crossovers on the market. The CX-9's lightweight body and sophisticated torque vectoring technology combine to create impressive cornering abilities but with a comfortable ride quality that still makes it ideal for moving a family. The turbocharged SKYACTIV®-G engine provides plenty of kick with 320 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to easily propel the big SUV to highway speeds even with a full cabin.

On top of its engineering highlights, the 2021 Mazda CX-9 is loaded with technology and has a more luxurious interior than rivals like the Volkswagen Atlas. Even the least expensive trim includes features like tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, LED exterior lighting, heated front seats, a brilliant large 10.25-inch color touchscreen, rain-sensing wipers, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the standard i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety features. The package includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic high beam headlights. And the feature offerings only become richer as you move up the lineup.

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 has already arrived at Gwatney Mazda. You can speak with a team member online, by phone, or in person for more information on any of the exceptional Mazda vehicles we offer.

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