Compare 2011 Ford Edge vs 2011 Mazda CX-9

2011 Ford Edge
2011 Mazda CX-9
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 19 26 $26,194 $27,640
4-Door FWD SEL 19 27 $28,657 $30,650
4-Door AWD SEL 18 25 $30,340 $32,500
4-Door FWD Limited 19 27 $32,297 $34,650
4-Door AWD Limited 18 25 $33,980 $36,500
4-Door FWD Sport 18 25 $34,367 $36,925
4-Door AWD Sport 17 23 $36,050 $38,775
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,194
$26,983
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,640
$29,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Provided you don't need a third-row seat, the 2011 Ford Edge is at last, at the leading edge of mid-size crossovers, with one of the best driver interfaces in the business. The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
FWD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.4 139.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.8 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.9
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 113.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
184.2 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.2 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.9 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4082 4330
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4000 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 6500 273 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Ford Edge Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
W/L-shaped lower control arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/trailing blade control arms NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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