Compare 2009 Mazda CX-9 vs 2008 Subaru Tribeca

2009 Mazda CX-9
2008 Subaru Tribeca
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,600 $29,820
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,892 $31,220
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,349 $31,715
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,640 $33,115
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,276 $33,805
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,567 $35,205
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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,600
$28,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,820
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$497 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Few seven-passenger vehicles are more road-friendly than the 2009 Mazda CX-9. Its looks and features list impress too. The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 54.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 58.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.2
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.2 104.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
47.3 44
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.7 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
48.9 44.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.4 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
100.7 74.4
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.2
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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.71
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.2 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60R18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4334 4140
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/227.4 3.6L/221.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 256 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.47
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.54
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Subaru Tribeca (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper A-Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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