The Mazda CX-9 is undoubtedly one of the best-looking mid-size SUVs in the segment. And if one is curious about its other aspects, they will not have to worry as the CX-9’s looks do complete justice with a long list of features and configurations on offer making it an interesting proposition. But competition can never be far away, and competitors like the Jeep Grand Cherokee L is one capable SUV to go at loggerheads with the CX-9. That said, let’s see what makes the 2021 Mazda CX-9 a better option compared to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L.
Talking about the 2021 version of the Mazda CX-9, it receives an interesting list of updates - an updated infotainment system with a 10.3-inch display, wireless smartphone charging pad offered as standard on the Touring, Grand Touring, & Signature models, availability of the Carbon Edition package for the Grand Touring trim, new paddle shifters and an improved camera system for the Grand Touring and Signature trims, and a new set of standard safety features for the Signature trim. Interested in the 2021 Mazda CX-9? Contact us to schedule a test drive today.
2021 Mazda CX-9
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
|2.5-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four
|227 hp / 310 ft-lbs.
||Horsepower / Torque
||290 hp / 257 ft-lbs.|
|14.4 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)||17.2 cu. ft.|
|8.8 inches.||Ground Clearance (Inches)||8.5 inches.|
Jeep vehicles don’t mess around when it comes to performance and there is no doubt that it is more powerful than the CX-9. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L also offers another V-8 engine option that pushes the power output to 357 horsepower. That said, the CX-9 overthrows the Grand Cherokee L in the ease-of-use aspect. The CX-9 power output can be pushed up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque with the use of 93-octane premium fuel. Also, the CX-9’s higher torque output helps in offering the right amount of torque throughout the rev band. This makes the CX-9 a more user-friendly SUV. Also, its slightly higher ground clearance also increases its flexibility aspect when driving on uneven terrain.
Coming to features, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers a wide array of features and configurations. But it is the fit-and-finish and the quality of materials used in the CX-9 are that help it to stand apart. Technological features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity are standard on both vehicles. However, the 10.25-inch touchscreen display offered in the CX-9 is more vibrant and easier to use compared to the Grand Cherokee L. Also, the standard features offered in the CX-9 are a lot more compared to the Grand Cherokee L, with features like heated front seats, a leather-wrapped shift knob, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Coming to safety, Mazda has done a commendable job by offering a plethora of safety features like Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System are offered as standard on all the trims. This also puts the CX-9 one step ahead of the Grand Cherokee L.