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2008 Mazda CX-9 vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Mazda CX-9 FWD 4-door Sport Side Exterior View
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

Beyond the 2008 Mazda CX-9, the range of available crossovers staggers the mind.

If size matters most to you, then consider any of the large crossovers from General Motors--they're the biggest.

But don't do so before driving the Mazda CX-9, which may reveal that size doesn't matter that much.

Style and price range remain big variables, so take the time to see and drive the Mazda in person.

Only then decide whether the CX-9's low $30,000 price is spot-on for you.

After a test drive, you may decide the 2008 Mazda CX-9 is really a less expensive alternative to an Acura MDX or BMW X5.

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8.6
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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.
7.8
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The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds.
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The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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The attractive 2009 Saturn Outlook is a large, comfortable utility vehicle built with families in mind.
8.2
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The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From     
$29,400$29,215$27,695$30,625$29,995$27,500
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas 6-cylGas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door XE4-Door 5-PassFWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
788857
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
 
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