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2013 Mazda CX-9 vs. Its Competition

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The CX-9 can trace its roots to the Ford Edge, but the Edge is a bit shorter and only offers two rows of seating.

The Ford Flex, on the other hand, makes a strong design statement like the CX-9, along with three rows of seating.

Compared to the 2012 CX-9, the Flex isn't as responsive in its base form, but the Ford offers a higher-power EcoBoost version that's actually quicker.

Also of interest for those who want to go boxy, not rakish, is the Honda Pilot, which has an especially roomy, useful interior and drives better than its tall stance might suggest.

Those looking for a performance-oriented crossover should also consider the Infiniti FX37, which sacrifices a lot more space and usability but drives like a tall, muscular sport sedan.

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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.
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The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse hits a sweet spot for SUV replacers, with none of the flamboyance of a real SUV and more practical gas mileage and interior space.
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The 2013 Ford Edge cuts through the crossover clutter with a 30-mpg turbo model, MyFord Touch's step-ahead connectivity, and exceptional interior room.
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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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The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
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16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
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2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleFWD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A
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FWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door LS4-Door SE FWD4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXN/A
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/A
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