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Selected Style FWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 27 $23,269 $25,855
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $24,975 $27,750
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,180 $30,200
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $29,897 $33,220
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 23 $26,280 $29,200
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $28,485 $31,650
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $31,202 $34,670
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $29,230 $32,480
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 23 $30,536 $33,930
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $26,665 $28,805
FWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $28,437 $30,725
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $30,363 $32,815
AWD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $27,956 $30,205
AWD 4-Door Touring 15 21 $29,728 $32,125
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 15 21 $31,654 $34,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,269
$26,665
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,855
$28,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$480 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Toyota Highlander's appeal has grown even more massive with the addition of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine for base models. The 2010 Mazda CX-9 loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover, yet has three rows of useful seating.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 35.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 56.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 145.7 139.2
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 59.4
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 32.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 39.0
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) 42.3 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 58.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 40.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
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) 7.8 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 199.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 20.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.2
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 4334
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4100 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.7L/227.4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 @ 5800 273 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.56
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Mazda CX-9
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
 
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