Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare




Change a Vehicle to Compare




Compare 2014 Acura MDX vs 2014 Mazda CX-9

2014 Acura MDX Change
2014 Mazda CX-9 Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style FWD 4-Door
Switch Style

Body Style

Drivetrain

Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,016 $44,290
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $44,928 $48,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $46,759 $50,565
SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,195 $56,505
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,185 $42,290
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,098 $46,565
FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $44,928 $48,565
FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,364 $54,505
FWD 4-Door Sport
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,382 $29,985
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,739 $32,480
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $33,157 $35,035
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,885 $31,575
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $32,243 $34,070
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,658 $36,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
Monthly Payment Estimate
Dealer Price Quotes Get Your Price Get Your Price
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Acura MDX is more focused than ever on its mission of keeping the entire family comfortable, content, and entertained—and yes, that still includes the driver. The 2014 Mazda CX-9 is one of the most engaging large crossovers from the driver's seat; but the CX-9 is no standout for efficiency, like the brand's newer cars.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 57.8 56
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.1 59.4
Third Leg Room (in) 27.4 32.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 132.3 139.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39
Third Hip Room (in) 40.6 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 40.9
Third Head Room (in) 35.6 35.4
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Front Hip Room (in) 57.5 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.3 64.7
Wheelbase (in) 111 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in) 66.3 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 -
Length, Overall (in) 193.6 200.2
Height, Overall (in) 67.6 68
Liftover Height (in) - 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.4 100.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.8 17.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.4 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 48.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - 19
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 46.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 20.1
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4025 4323
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 110
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4500 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200 273 @ 6250
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura MDX Mazda CX-9
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.7 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.