Compare 2013 Mazda CX-9 vs 2013 Ford Flex

2013 Mazda CX-9
2013 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $28,183 $29,785
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $29,686 $31,375
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $30,492 $32,230
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $31,996 $33,820
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $32,911 $34,785
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $34,413 $36,375
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,183
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,785
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 gets a sharper, even sportier look, as well as new active-safety features, and should remain one of the most exciting and engaging vehicles with three rows of seating. With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.100
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 40.800
Third Head Room (in)
35.4 38.700
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.500
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 44.300
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.800
Passenger Volume (ft³)
139.4 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.000
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 58.400
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 33.300
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 40.500
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
43.7 41.100
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 201.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
47.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 68.000
Liftover Height (in)
31.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 65.400
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 117.900
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 75.900
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 65.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
100.7 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.2 20.000
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 43.200
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 - 13.000 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 - 12.800 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 18.600
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.700
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P245/60R18 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P245/60R18 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R18 Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4317 4471
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4250 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
3.7L/227 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6250 287 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.464 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.154 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.685 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.148 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.555 1.840
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.859 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.393 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.370 2.870
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mazda CX-9 Ford Flex
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 (2012)
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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