2021 Carbon edition grille

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Cx-9
Does anyone know if the 2021 CX-9 grille is interchangeable with the 2018 CX-9.

It does look like they changed the body style, but I don't know. Looking to maybe change the grille on my 2018 Signature for the 2021 Carbon edition grille.

Was going to have it wrapped in Black vinyl but might spend the cash to get a Carbon Edition grille instead.
 

sm1ke

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'18 CX-9 Signature
Here's a parts listing for the grille on the 2018 CX-9 Signature.

At first glance, the grille for the Carbon edition and Signature trim appear to be the same as the grilles for the other trim levels. In fact, the entire front bumper appears to be the same as the 2016 model aside from the highlighted portions below.

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Ordering the Carbon edition grille would be ideal because you'd get the new grille design and the trim (11) would already be black, but I'm not sure if you'd be able to attach the existing Signature illumination parts (26, mounting bracket and 24, light bar) to the black trim. I'm actually not even sure if those parts mount to the trim at all. This means that you'd either lose the Signature lighting option, or you'd need to DIY a solution to make it work with the Carbon grille (if the lighting needs to be mounted to the black grille).

The good news is that since the Carbon grille assembly doesn't come with Signature lighting, it should cost less (probably around $320 to $350 USD, according to the 2018 parts listing).
 

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Looks like the trim (#11) is still chrome on the carbon edition grille.
Oops, you're right. On the 2021 Carbon Edition's feature page, they list "Front Grill with Black Gloss Finish", so I assumed it was the same as the CX-5 Carbon Edition which does have the black trim instead of the chrome trim. On the CX-9, the "black gloss finish" refers to the grille inserts around the Mazda emblem.

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Nice catch, Hyperlite.
 
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2019 CX-9 GT
Only caught it because I got excited thinking I could buy the gloss black trim instead of trying to wrap mine. Not that lucky. Will be one the hardest spots to wrap I think.
 
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2019 CX-9 GT
Probably all of it. Initially thought I would leave the horizontal bars in the grille chrome, but I’m liking how the rest has turned out, so might just do everything.
 
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