Compare 2011 Toyota Venza vs 2011 Mazda CX-9

2011 Toyota Venza
2011 Mazda CX-9
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4-Door Wagon I4 FWD (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD 21 27 $24,821 $27,125
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD 20 25 $26,147 $28,575
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD 19 26 $26,345 $28,950
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD 18 25 $27,664 $30,400
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 17 24 $26,983 $29,135
AWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $28,271 $30,525
FWD 4-Door Touring 17 24 $28,762 $31,055
AWD 4-Door Touring 16 22 $30,048 $32,445
FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 17 24 $30,695 $33,145
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 16 22 $31,981 $34,535
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,821
$26,983
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,125
$29,135
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
You won’t find much excitement or flair in the 2011 Toyota Venza, but it makes a lot of sense as an alternative to either a large sedan or a mid-size SUV. The 2011 Mazda CX-9 can carry seven in comfort, but it loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 59.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 139.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.7
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 65.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 200.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 47.3
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 30.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.7
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 58.5
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.1 100.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 17.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 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)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 20.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.1 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R19 P245/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R19 P245/60R18
Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18 T155/90R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3760 4330
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4200 270 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.7L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 273 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.15
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.28 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Toyota Venza Mazda CX-9
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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