Compare 2012 Mazda CX-9 vs 2012 Subaru Tribeca

2012 Mazda CX-9
2012 Subaru Tribeca
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,125 $29,725
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,439 $31,115
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $29,941 $31,645
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,254 $33,035
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $31,917 $33,735
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $33,230 $35,125
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4-Door 3.6R Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.6R Premium 16 21 $28,727 $30,595
4-Door 3.6R Limited 16 21 $30,657 $32,595
4-Door 3.6R Touring 16 21 $33,703 $35,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,125
$28,727
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,725
$30,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$510 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mazda CX-9 is a little more enjoyable to drive than most crossovers its size, while it manages three rows of seating, a plush cabin, and decent comfort. The 2012 Subaru Tribeca has excellent all-weather handling and top-notch safety, though it's fallen behind the curve in features and interior appointments.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 36.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 51.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.4 133.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 58.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 30.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.2 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 66.7
Liftover Height (in)
31.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 108.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
100.7 74.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 8.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
48.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.3 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
58.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
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 - 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60R18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4328 4173
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.7 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injectino Gasoline
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.6L/222
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 256 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.47
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Subaru Tribeca
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 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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