Compare 2008 Toyota Highlander vs 2008 Mazda CX-9

2008 Toyota Highlander
2008 Mazda CX-9
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $27,194 $29,400
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $28,393 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $29,236 $31,615
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $30,435 $32,915
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,842 $33,355
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $32,041 $34,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,475
$27,194
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,500
$29,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. The 2008 Mazda CX-9 may be the best-driving full-size seven-passenger crossover out there. It is certainly one of the best looking and appointed.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
29.9 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.0
Third Hip Room (in)
42.3 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 35.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
145.7 139.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 59.4
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.4 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 12.8 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)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 20.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 4312
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.9 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4700 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.7L/227.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.48 3.46
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport-tuned NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport-tuned NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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